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.

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Join us at one of our events to discuss how we can build healthy, liveable communities where residents can walk, cycle and use public transport to go about their daily lives.

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17 hours ago
This conference looks set to be interesting and relevant for anyone with an interest in transport for new homes.
RTPI Policy&Research @rtpiknowledge
On 18 Nov, our transport conference with @CIHTUK and @TransPlanSoc will look at how planners can develop long-term visions for sustainable mobility and land use, creating places which are good for the economy, climate and health.
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18 hours ago
Did you nominate a housing development for the Transport for New Homes Award 2019? Next week we'll reveal the shortlist: watch this space!
Run in partnership with @TransPlanSoc as part of #TPDay2019.
4 days ago
Are you concerned about a housing development near you that looks likely to be heavily car-dependent?
Why not score it using our #NewHomesChecklist? We'll be interested to read the results.