Parking loophole

I AM not in the least surprised the price of the Park&Ride service has to be increased.

This is not entirely due to the increased cost of fuel etc, but also to the inefficient way it is run.

There is no check whatsoever at the three P&R sites I use (Monks Cross, Grimston Bar and Clifton Moor), so it is perfectly possible for two, three or four people to join together and agree to drive individually to any of the P&R sites and then get into one car and drive into the city and park either in a work-allocated space or a town centre car park while sharing the cost.

I had hoped the operators had seen this loophole when the Monks Cross P&R site opened as a barrier had been installed which would have prevented people abusing the system by the above method, but this barrier has now been out of use for at least a year.

Mike Usherwood, Mendip Close, Huntington, York.

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10:17pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Stevie D says...

Or they could just as easily do the same thing parking in residential streets on the edge of the city where there are no Respark schemes – the cost to the P&R scheme of people who can be bothered to do this will be minimal, as the number of people taking part will be a drop in the ocean compared with the number who use the P&R buses, and all it's costing them is a handful of car parking spaces.
Or they could just as easily do the same thing parking in residential streets on the edge of the city where there are no Respark schemes – the cost to the P&R scheme of people who can be bothered to do this will be minimal, as the number of people taking part will be a drop in the ocean compared with the number who use the P&R buses, and all it's costing them is a handful of car parking spaces. Stevie D

10:50am Sat 29 Dec 12

roadwars says...

or perhaps the 4 people could simply all just share one car in the first place rather than driving to a park and ride site to meet up....
or perhaps the 4 people could simply all just share one car in the first place rather than driving to a park and ride site to meet up.... roadwars

5:38pm Sat 29 Dec 12

anth!! says...

Loophole ?, seems a lot of messing about just to save pennies, get a life.
Loophole ?, seems a lot of messing about just to save pennies, get a life. anth!!

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