Transport for New Homes
The Transport for New Homes Association published a report in July 2018 reviewing over 100 new housing developments across many parts of England and the Netherlands to see whether these live up to our expectations.
“The aspirations for new homes mirror many aspects of modern society thinking. This envisages more physically active and less isolated lives and reduced congestion on the roads. For transport the visions presented by planning documents and literature do not show new residents getting into cars and being stuck in traffic, but rather depict people cycling and walking as part of their everyday life, with bus services often featured as providing an alternative to the car.
The report showed in many cases the reality was far away from these aspirations and this was particularly the case where houses were located in “garden villages”. Continue reading “Garden Villages located away from larger conurbations promote car based living.”