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. 

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The vision and reality of Garden Communities

Green promises broken: Garden Villages and Garden Towns will be dominated by the car

Press release: 16 June 2020 Far from being vibrant, green communities, Garden Villages and Garden Towns [1] are at high ...
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5 days ago
'Hybrid-oriented development' in the Netherlands prioritises a bike-train-bike journey model and seeks to build new housing within easy cycling reach of train stations.
Some great insights here from @WeAreCyclingUK:
https://t.co/Urx4dR4uXE
#GardenVillageVisions
5 days ago
Local people in Surrey are concerned that South Godstone Garden Village will pour too much traffic onto surrounding roads. Our report reveals similar concerns about Garden Villages & Garden Towns around the country:
https://t.co/8JRsNEQjbP
#GardenVillageVisions https://t.co/OXTAeLjGIR
1 week ago
Local people in Buckinghamshire are concerned that Aylesbury's Garden Town plans will generate high levels of car traffic. Our report shows that this is a problem with Garden Villages & Garden Towns around the country:
https://t.co/8JRsNEQjbP
#GardenVillageVisions https://t.co/2P0HIjQs5k