Far from being sociable, green communities, Garden Villages and Garden Towns will generate high levels of traffic by condemning their residents to car-dependent lifestyles. That’s the conclusion of our new report which examines plans for Garden Communities around England.

Examining new housing

Checklist for new housing developments

What are the specific elements that make up a non-car-dependent housing development? We’ve produced a Checklist.

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Transport for New Homes Award

The Transport for New Homes Award, part of Transport Planning Day 2019, celebrated non car-dependent housing.

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Due to social distancing measures we are not currently planning any events, but you can browse presentations from our past events. 

Latest blog

So, what else could we build?

In our recent report, Garden Villages and Garden Towns: Visions and Reality, we explain that, although the visions for garden ...
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17 hours ago
"It was built with a string of new railway stations and a completely dedicated busway, which... brings you to central points of the community, while the road network delivers you only to the edges of it."
Which new town is our blog describing? https://t.co/OEDPQ17MlD
2 days ago
Last month the Govt announced the creation of Active Travel England. We say this new body could improve walking & cycling provision for new housing developments - IF it's set up right. Read our advice on how this opportunity can be seized: https://t.co/rMUGLOxKph
4 days ago
Our recent report showed that Garden Villages risk becoming car-dependent commuter estates. So what could we build instead? Our new blog has some suggestions: