Have you moved recently to a new housing development area? Do you know someone that has? Were you involved in the creation of one of these areas? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, and you are proud of where you now live or what you have helped create, then keep on reading.
Transport for New Homes are looking for examples of new housing developments that promote sustainable transport options. If your new housing area promotes walking, cycling and public transport then submit your nomination for the Transport for New Homes award before 26 August.
What’s the criteria?
- Developments must be in the UK
- The development must not be over 5 years old
- A minimum of 500 homes that are mostly occupied
- Attractive public transport and good walking and cycling routes
There is a growing movement which recognises that over reliance on car use is increasing carbon emissions. Research has shown that creating new roads and expanding existing ones only serves to increase traffic. We need to move away from this method of development and travel in order to combat climate change. Through developing sustainable transport solutions we can do this.
We need new housing developments to lead the way. If developments are designed taking into consideration 21st century issues like global warming, then they will be able to play an active role in preventing it. Through promoting cycling, walking and public transport in these developments, we can move away from an over-reliance on car use. This will help reduce carbon emissions and also foster a healthier and cleaner way of life.
If you don’t know of something good happening maybe a colleague or friend does? Please do let us see any nomination you send.
If you live in a new development where the transport options are affecting you in a negative way we’d be interested to hear your experiences too. Contact us and let us know.