The UK Commission for Integrated Transport (CfIT) announce “a powerful new tool for planning practitioners, local authority officers and Councillors for better integration between land use and transport planning”. Planning for Sustainable Travel is a web-based resource with a summary practice guide, identifying the 11 key land use levers that planners and transport planners can use to help achieve lower trip rates, shorter travel distances and greater use of sustainable travel modes.
“The guidance makes two key recommendations:
1. Much more attention should be given at an early stage to analysing locational options for major development – selecting places likely to generate low trip rates and the greatest potential to offer a competitive alternative to car use.
2. New developments should be planned to achieve levels of car distance travelled per head that are lower than the average for the transport authority area and that are good practice benchmarks
It is intended that the guidance acts as a resource bringing together current sometimes disparate advise under one website and guide.”
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* For a short intro to the report – http://www.cfit.gov.uk/pn/091023/index.htm
* For project website – www.plan4sustainabletravel.org.
* Full guidance is available at www.plan4sustainabletravel.org.
* Planning for sustainable travel (summary guide)
* Planning for sustainable travel (leaflet)
* Planning for sustainable travel (background and technical analysis)
* For background on the CfIT – http://www.cfit.gov.uk
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