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

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

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4 days ago
In its new Decarbonising Transport consultation, @transportgovuk accepts the need in future to shift from cars to public transport. Our @StephenJoseph7 calls the document 'gob-smacking' in this article by @RHarrabin:
5 days ago
Don't miss the opportunity to apply for a major new Transport and Climate Change Fellowship funded by @F_I_Transport (which also funds @TfNHomes).
3 weeks ago
An inspiring read: Utrecht in the Netherlands is building a car-free district which will be home to more than 12,000 people: