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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6 days ago
At our event: Nick Small of @stagecoachgroup talks of the importance of getting bus routes in place early on. There are developments where thousands of homes are now occupied and the bus route is still not ready.
6 days ago
The key is to build homes in the right places: well-served by public transport, says Nick Small of @stagecoachgroup
6 days ago
Jo Kaye of @networkrail is talking about the importance of integrating rail with other modes at our 'new housing & public transport' event.