An alternative mode of flexible passenger transportation that does not follow fixed routes or schedules.
Park and Ride
Public transport stations that allow commuters and other people wishing to travel into city centres to leave their personal vehicles in a car park and transfer to a bus, rail system (rapid transit, light rail or commuter rail) or carpool for the rest of their trip. The vehicle is stored in the car park during the day and retrieved when the commuter returns. Park and rides are generally located in the suburbs of metropolitan areas or on the outer edges of large cities.
Pavement – UK
A path for pedestrians that is situated alongside a road
Pay and Display
A system used for regulating parking in urban areas or in car parks. It relies on a customer pre-paying for parking time by purchasing a ticket from a machine and displaying the ticket on the dashboard, or windscreen or passenger window of the vehicle (see also “Coupon Parking”).
The 60-minute period in which the largest volume of travel is experienced.
Areas of a city or town where automobile traffic is prohibited (see also “Auto-free Zones and “Car-free Zones”.
A trip made by one person from one origin to one destination.
Pram Ramp – AUS
A ramp leading smoothly down from a footpath to a street, rather than abruptly ending with a kerb (see also “Curb Cut” and “Pram Ramp”).