Park and Ride
Park and Ride lots function as important access points for commuter-oriented transit services, especially rail and express buses. Developing a successful park-and-ride system, from a single lot to a series of facilities, requires an understanding of transit connectivity, customer attitudes, market potential, facility design and safety and security. Nelson\Nygaard can assist with:
Needs Assessments and Site Location
We work with agency staff, community leaders, and transit riders to evaluate demand, transit operator requirements and customer needs. We then collaborate with local real estate professionals to locate potential sites and assess the impacts of proposed facilities on adjacent land uses.
Nelson\Nygaard works with certified architectural firms to design facilities that readily accommodate vehicle parking, “kiss & ride”, bus access and passenger amenities while minimizing conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians.
Safety and Security
Safety and security is an increasing concern for park-and-ride users in many urban and rural locations. We work with staff and adjacent land owners to define local safety issues and develop workable and affordable solutions.
Joint Use Opportunities
Nelson\Nygaard can help maximize transit agency real estate assets by identifying facilities with potential for joint and shared use. Working with developers, churches, shopping centers and private employers, we create client opportunities that minimize costs and maximize revenue potential.
As experienced transit planners we will ensure seamless connectivity between park-and-ride routes and the rest of the transit network.