What is Park and Change?
The aim of Park and Change is to allow you to park at a designated location and change to a more sustainable mode of travel. No permits are needed to use Park and Change sites – simply park in one of the allocated spaces and switch to cycling, car sharing or the bus for the final part of your journey into Exeter or the Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone.
Park and Change – Exeter Science Park
The Exeter Park and Change site at the Exeter Science Park opened on 26 July 2021.
The site provides 300 parking bays, enabling drivers to park on the edge of the city and then switch to sustainable forms of transport – bus, bicycle or car share – for their journey into the city. Electric vehicle charge points are also planned to be installed at the site from September as part of the County Council’s DELETTI project, which aims to expand the network of charge points across Devon to incentivise uptake of electric vehicles.
The site is open between 05:15-21:15 between Monday and Saturday, and is closed for Sundays and Bank Holidays. The car park is locked outside of the opening times, with no facility to release vehicles until the site is next open.
Accessing the site
The site is located just off Anning Drive, north of Honiton Road and next to the Exeter Science Park. If you plan to use a sat nav to reach the site, the postcode for the nearby buildings at the Science Park is EX5 2FN.
If you are approaching from the M5 or Honiton Road, take the junction to the Science Park just east of Junction 29 on the M5 and take the second left along Anning Drive. Below is a map showing the location of the site relative to the M5 and Honiton Road.
Onward journey by bike
The shared use path along Anning Drive leads to cycle connections towards the city centre via the E3 cycle corridor and university via the E4 cycle corridor, as well the rest of Exeter via the network of cycle routes across the city.
There are 20 bicycle lockers available to rent at the site for commuters to leave their cycles overnight at the site. Booking and availability for the cycle lockers can be found at www.cyclemanagement.co.uk.
A Co-bikes dock will also be installed later this year which will allow users to rent e-bikes on demand for quick and easy access to the city.
Onward journey by bus
Three bus services operating from stops next to the Park and Change enable onward travel. These are:
- Tithebarn Way/Anning Road
- K – City centre via Pinhoe Road
- Honiton road
- 4/4a/4b – Westbound to the city centre via Heavitree Road, or eastbound to Cranbrook, Honiton & Axminster
- CONNexIONS (previously the 56 service) – Westbound to the city centre & St David’s Station via Heavitree Road, or eastbound to Exeter Airport & Exmouth
- Tithebarn Way/Anning Road
Onward journey by carsharing
If you are looking to carshare the rest of your journey, you can use the Carshare Devon website to help find people travelling the same way as you. Simply register and add a regular or one-off journey you make to get started.