Southampton Liberal Democrats are demanding the introduction of a Park and Ride scheme for the city.
Local Lib Dems have launched a petition calling on Labour run Southampton City Council to create a Park and Ride for the city - sign online at HERE.
Southampton Lib Dems are calling on the Labour-run Southampton City Council to take serious action towards introducing a Park and Ride scheme to reduce traffic congestion and vehicle fumes across the city. Our neighbouring cities of Portsmouth, Winchester and Salisbury all have Park & Ride schemes and Southampton is notable for not having one.
It would also offer a valuable boost to tourism as the city would become easier to access.
"Park and Ride would improve air quality and reduce congestion"
Alexander Clifton-Melhuish, the local Lib Dem environmental spokesperson, said: “The council desperately needs to tackle Southampton’s poor air quality which has become dangerous.
“It is clear that the Labour-run council is pursuing a clean air strategy that will barely meet legal minimum requirements, whilst offering workers, visitors and residents few viable alternatives to driving into the city centre. ”Southampton Liberal Democrats believe that the council must offer a Park and Ride service in order to begin cleaning up our filthy air and improving the city’s dreadful traffic.”
Alexander Clifton-Melhuish is Southampton Liberal Democrats spokesperson on the environment.