New housing in the UK is too often built around car use, with residents having little choice but to drive for almost every journey. What are the specific elements that make up a non-car-dependent housing development? Transport for New Homes has produced a Checklist for new housing developments.

In 2016-18 we visited more than 20 new housing developments to assess their levels of car-dependency. Read a summary of what we found.

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Transport for New Homes Award

Our new award, part of Transport Planning Day 2019, recognises non car-dependent housing. Members of the public, professionals and developers are invited to nominate recent UK developments for the Transport for New Homes Award.

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New Checklist to help root out car-dependent housing developments

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2 days ago
Because of changes in travel patterns there's a need to revise the TRICS Guidance. Let's move from 'predict and provide' transport planning (using past trends to forecast future transport needs) to 'decide and provide', says @trics89.
3 days ago
53% of people believe the highest priority should be given to public transport infrastructure when planning new homes in their area, says report by @ICE_engineers. Too many developments are built "in locations where there are few practical alternatives to car ownership & use".
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Our #StateOfTheNation2019 report, released today, highlights the important relationship between #housing and #EconomicInfrastructure

It is the result of discussions with over 170 organisations and professionals from across the UK.

3 days ago
Great to read about this car-free school planned for the excellent Leeds Climate Innovation District.