The project

Too many housing developments are built miles away from town centres. Without local facilities, decent public transport or cycle routes, residents have little choice but to drive for almost every journey. The streets are dominated by traffic and parked cars – some don’t even have pavements.

How can we build new housing differently so that residents can walk, cycle and use public transport to go about their daily lives?

The work of Transport for New Homes combines visits to new housing developments with research into the planning and funding landscape behind them. We use our reports to call for change, both directly to politicians and through the media.

We have published three reports:

We also create tools including the Transport for New Homes Checklist, used by local authorities, developers and neighbourhood groups to identify and improve car-dependent housing plans.

In 2019 we ran the Transport for New Homes Awards in partnership with the Transport Planning Society.