Communities should examine the potential for creating or designating parking facilities nearby transit stations, bus stops, and highway on ramps to facilitate rideshare and transit use. In rural areas where transit services do not exist, surveying potential park and ride locations near intersections of regional arterial highways is a good strategy. In some cases, existing, underutilized parking is designated for Park and Ride use. Patrols and lighting are sometimes provided to address security concerns.
The Franklin County Park and Ride Study is an example of how a region similar to Southwestern, NH can plan for and identify potential park and ride facilities.
Below are pictures of the Chesterfield park and ride facility on Route 9. This facility is the only designated park and ride lot in the Monadnock Region. Although, you may have noticed several informal park and ride lots distributed throughout the Region.