We have built a new park and ride site in Yate to support more sustainable travel in the town and surrounding area.

When it is open

The new park and ride on Badminton Road opened on Monday 7 February 2022.

It is available seven days a week (excluding bank holidays).

What facilities it has

The park and ride has:

  • 198 parking spaces
  • secure cycle parking for 46 bikes
  • improved bus stops
  • 38 electric vehicle (EV) charge points

The other facilities that will be available soon include:

  • a car club
  • click and collect lockers

The car park is also available for rail users at Yate Station, which is just an 8 minute walk from the park and ride site.

How much it costs

Initially, it is free to park at the site all day.

Charges for parking will be introduced later at £2.60 a day.

Parking is free for people who are:

  • bus users
  • parked and charging in an electric vehicle bay
  • parked in a disabled bay and displaying a valid Blue Badge

Bus services

There are buses to take park and ride users into Bristol and Yate.

For more information on bus services visit the Travelwest website.

Benefits of the park and ride

The new Yate Park and Ride encourages people who travel locally and into Bristol to travel in different ways.

You can leave your car at the park and ride and chose to:

  • use public transport
  • cycle
  • share a car journey with someone else
  • walk

This helps reduce traffic levels and congestion on the A432 Badminton Road corridor, improving air quality, emissions and public health.

The three new bus shelters installed at the park and ride have a type of living green roof with plants on top of it. The site landscaping also incorporates a rain garden system.

These will absorb carbon and help to capture contaminant particles. The features also help to reduce water by slowing down and taking up some of the storm water before it disappears into sewer systems.

Background

The new Yate Park and Ride was given planning permission in November 2020.

You can read the planning application.

The £4.5 million project is being funded by the West of England Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership through the Investment Fund, administered by the West of England Combined Authority.

We manage the park and ride site.

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