Plans for a £2.2million ‘park-and-change’ site near Exeter Science Park have been given the go-ahead.
Devon County Council’s (DCC) cabinet today (Wednesday, December 11) approved the construction of the 300-bay facility in a bid to ease congestion on the A30 Honiton Road and Moor Lane roundabout.
Work on the scheme is now set to start in February.
It will also feature six charging points for electric vehicles, six electric bikes available to hire, and cycle lockers to securely store 20 bicycles for commuters.
DCC hopes the site will enable drivers to park on the edge of Exeter and then switch to sustainable forms of transport – bus, bicycle or car share – for their journey into the city.
A shared footpath/cyclepath in Anning Drive will connect the park-and-change site to the E4 cycle route, and a path will also link to the old A30.
The project, which received planning approval in October 2018, is being paid for through the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) and Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone.
The NPIF funding is also delivering improvements to Moor Lane roundabout, a new strategic cycle route and the expansion of the Co-Bikes electric bike hire scheme.