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TOPIC: Stop planning new developments around cars and driving!

Stop planning new developments around cars and driving! 28 Jan 2020 16:58 #5175

David Eden David Eden's Avatar Topic Author
Thought some might find this report from Centre for London as interesting, and as appealing, as I did.

www.centreforlondon.org/publication/urban-mobility/

Summary taken from EGi:

Property developers have been accused of hampering efforts to lessen Londoners’ car usage, by failing to design homes in a way that encourages other types of travel.

Nicolas Bosetti, research manager at Centre for London, a think tank, said the capital is “on the brink of a new age of urban mobility”, but property developers and planners are “locking citizens into 20th-century patterns of car ownership” by giving space and investment over to private car parking spaces.

“Developers and planners should design for new urban mobility – favouring flexibility, supporting walking, cycling and public transport use, minimising car parking and enabling its adaptation over time,” said Bosetti, launching a new paper on the topic by Centre for London.

In many cases, Bosetti claimed, developers and local authorities simply lack the expertise to make sure their new homes are sustainable and adaptable to future transport innovations.

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