Many of our sites have green transport plans in place to promote walking, cycling, public transport and other green travel options. A number of our sites have travel websites to encourage residents to use sustainable forms of transport. An example of this is the website for our Cranbrook development in Devon, which can be found at www.cranbrooktravelplan.co.uk. We have car clubs at NR1 in Norwich and Reflections in Romford. All purchasers of our new apartments at Reflections are being given a year’s free membership of the car club and a £50 driving credit.
Our Chobham Manor development includes cycle storage, electric vehicle charging points and space for use by the London Cycle Hire Scheme.
Good public transport links are an important feature of many of our sites. At The Bridge development in Dartford, for example, a local bus rapid transit system runs directly to the development, meaning that all homes are within 500 metres of a bus stop.
Our Augusta Park development in Andover has a community travel plan and provides information in residents’ newsletters. We fund a community development worker who organises events and also provide cycle vouchers and a subsidised bus pass to new residents.
Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire’s Church Fields at Boston Spa offers a free metro card to all residents, which covers bus and train travel in the area. A dedicated website - traveltochurchfields.co.uk - has been set up to promote sustainable travel and undertake travel surveys. We also monitor the travel plan strategy at Newcastle Great Park through a mixture of online travel surveys and manual traffic counts.