Bath Park & Ride site to be given 29 coach parking spaces

News stories are free to read. Click here for full access to all the features, articles and archive from only £8.99. The site is expected to remain in operation throughout the phased works. GOOGLE STREETVIEW Expected to be completed in the summer, alteration works to Odd Down Park & Ride will see the site used for pick up and drop off, keeping coaches out of the city centre

Tramadol Buy Australia Work to provide long stay coach parking at the Odd Down Park & Ride site near Bath commenced on Monday, April 16. The scheme will provide 29 coach parking spaces within the north east corner of the Park & Ride site. The alteration works will be carried out by North Midland Construction and will see coach parking separated from the car parking area, together with some modifications to the internal Park & Ride road as well as improvements to pedestrian routes.

The construction works will be phased to minimise disruption and ensure the Park & Ride will remain operational throughout. The new facility is expected to be operational this summer. In the short term, coaches will continue to drop off/pick up in Bath city centre with the Odd Down site available for coaches to layover.

However, the city’s longer term vision is for coaches that are bringing visitors to the city for more than a few hours to drop off and pick up from the Odd Down coach park, alleviating congestion helping to improve city centre air quality. Cllr Mark Shelford, Cabinet Member for Transport & Environment, said: “The creation of coach parking at Odd Down forms the first part of a phased approach to delivering a long-term plan for management of coaches in Bath city centre. By providing a convenient and secure place for coaches to park up, Bath city centre will remain an attractive tourist destination while also alleviating coach parking in unofficial locations on roads around the city.” Cllr Paul Myers, Cabinet Member for Economic & Community Regeneration, said: “Delivery of this new facility is part of the Council’s plans to deliver Bath Quays whilst supporting the important visitor economy of the city. This work will ultimately lead to the development of Bath Quays a new space for home-grown and growing businesses. It is an important next phase in our work to secure more homes and high-value jobs in the city for future generations, helping us to meet one of our priorities.”