A sustainable transportation strategy is commonly referred to as a “Travel Plan.” Any sort of location, land use, or business, such as a residential development, office, school, or supermarket, can benefit from a Travel Plan. It’s a set of policies aiming at making it easier and more appealing for people to use sustainable means of transportation.
A Travel Plan is considered in line with development proposals to encourage the use of sustainable transport to reduce congestion, improve air quality and accessibility. They ‘are long-term management strategies for integrating proposals for sustainable travel into the planning process.’ Travel Plans deliver a wide range of benefits for developers, local authorities and the wider community and under the Government’s National Planning Policy Framework, it is now a requirement in the UK for ‘all developments which generate significant amounts of movement’ to have a Travel Plan.
Our Approach To A Travel Plan:
Our team of experts collaborate with developers and local governments to uncover innovative and environmentally friendly travel plans. We develop personalised travel plans for new and existing developments by creating specific measures to facilitate modal transfers to improve accessibility while cutting congestion to transport networks.
When preparing travel plans, we work closely with both the local authority planning officers and the client to consider the overarching purpose of the particular travel plan. While the travel plan is developed as a standalone document, it aims to address any issues identified within the associated transport assessment through the promotion of sustainable transport.
Travel Plans can also be utilized efficiently at existing locations where parking is a problem. Implementing a thorough and targeted Travel Plan may assist to minimize parking demands, which has clear benefits for both the site operator/occupier and the surrounding community.
We offer a complete development travel planning service, our Travel Plans meet the necessary national and local planning policy standards and provide actual benefits that can be demonstrated in subsequent travel behavior.
OTHER TRANSPORT PLANNING SERVICES:
We undertake all our transport planning services in house specializing in the following areas: