Keswick Transport Study

Parking Perspectives were commissioned to undertake Keswick Transport Study.

The study was undertaken to provide a coherent and integrated approach to a number of transport plans and proposals being developed by Cumbria County Council, Allerdale Borough Council, Lake District National Park Authority and Keswick Town Council.

Study Approach

The study consisted of four key elements that, together, are integral to unlocking future growth in Keswick:

  • Identification of improvements to the highway and transport network to address the management of traffic and parking in Keswick;
  • Identification of improvements and initiatives to improve opportunities to walk and cycle;
  • Identification of improvements to shift journeys to public transport and to improve opportunities for onward sustainable travel to other key destinations around Keswick such as Borrowdale, Honister, Skiddaw and Whinlater; and
  • Definition of a clear approach to the phasing, planning and delivery of the improvement measures identified.

The study covered the following stages:

baseline information considering existing parking supply (both on street and off street) and quantifying existing parking demand with reference to available data and surveys undertaken for this study. The existing movement network for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport was reviewed. Workshops were held with key stakeholders, including the authority’s technical staff.

options for the study area, focussing on improvements to the road network, parking supply and facilities for walking, cycling and public transport were developed and as appropriate tested in the Keswick transport model.

agreement of the recommendations to be taken forward, followed by development of concept designs, including costs and further stakeholder engagement. Key issues considered included topography, drainage, structural issues, utilities, planning requirements, private access and third party land.

final report included the key outputs from the earlier stages of the project with specific mapping and plans provided.

Client: Cumbria County Council, Allerdale Borough Council

Controlled Parking Zones

Temporal coach parking, including campervans
Parking saturation in residential streets
Parking overspill onto grassed areas