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 hours ago
What are the specific elements that make up a non-car-dependent housing development? @TfNHomes has today published a Checklist:
https://t.co/eqKIIM3Knc https://t.co/aygORrIt8T
4 days ago
Do you know of a recent housing development where real attention has been paid to sustainable transport? Nominate it for the Transport for New Homes Award: https://t.co/2BHuzlCHBO

In partnership with @TransPlanSoc https://t.co/4Fc8d7ePji
5 days ago
The speakers at our September event, 'New housing and public transport: making the connection', will be Jo Kaye of @networkrail and Nick Small of @stagecoachgroup. Book tickets here for just £5: https://t.co/ph12V428s4