Alex has welcomed Gloucestershire County Council’s plans to transform Arle Court Park and Ride into a transport hub with a £20m upgrade focussed on sustainable and active travel.
The proposals include:
- 100 electric vehicle charging spaces, with the capability to increase the number of spaces in the future
- Green measures including solar panels to provide power for the site
- Approximately doubling the site’s parking capacity
- More space and parking for buses to help increase services in future including long distance coaches and electric buses
- A passenger waiting room to add convenience and comfort to people’s journeys
- Better access to Cheltenham particularly for those walking, cycling and on E-scooters
- Secure cycle storage
Currently, the plans are in the early stages with a planning application likely to be submitted to Cheltenham Borough Council in late 2021.
Alex said: “We all know just how important it is to provide more practical and attractive travel options to help people to reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to improving our air quality.
“Therefore I welcome that Gloucestershire County Council is spending £20m as part of the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund to upgrade our transport infrastructure in a way that builds in sustainability and helps us to reduce Cheltenham’s carbon footprint.”