The Park and Ride initiative offers allocated parking spaces for people to park their car, then transfer to an ACTION bus to complete their journey. All Park and Ride facilities are fully illuminated for a safe return in the evening and most sites offer weather resistant bus shelters.
A network of Park and Ride and Bike and Ride facilities is being built along the ACTION Rapid bus routes, and at selected group centres to connect with peak hour bus services. Park and Ride provides people with flexibility in designing a journey that suits their needs by allowing them to combine bus travel with a drive in a car. Park and Ride aims to reduce car only trips and in turn the need for additional road capacity and demand for parking in the city and major employment centres. It also aims to reduce the level of congestion on ACT roads.
There are many Park and Ride sites currently available for use in the ACT. Some sites require a permit, for further information please visit the Park and Ride permit page or call 13 17 10.
Calwell Park and Ride to be expanded...
Work is underway to construct a new Park and Ride site in Calwell to replace the existing site on Webber Cerescent (Calwell shops). The site will include approximately 60 spaces to replace the existing 12 spaces currently located in the shopping centre carpark. The project is expected to be completed in early 2013. (weather permitting). Please refer to the map (right) to view the location of the expanded car park.
Park and Ride sites under construction...
Construction is underway at the following locations: College Street in Bruce, Moyes Crescent in Kippax and Cotter Road in North Weston/ Molonglo. Construction at these sites is due for completion in 2013.
New Park and Ride sites under investigation...
A feasibility study is underway to identify possible new Park and Ride sites for construction in the coming years. Locations under investigation include Athllon Drive (Wanniassa), Canberra Avenue, and Gungahlin Town Centre. Please refer to the study page for further information.
Download the Park and Ride Map (PDF 570KB)
* Always check signage at each carpark to ensure that you are parking in a Park and Ride designated area. Please note that in some locations only part of the carpark is designated to Park and Ride.