Residential Travel Plans

Travelchoice 2nd (620)A residential travel plan is a package of measures designed to reduce the number of car trips from residential developments through supporting sustainable modes of transport.

Residential travel plans offer a range of benefits to new developments, including improved accessibility and travel options for residents, reduced congestion in and around a new residential development as well as helping to create sustainable and vibrant communities that promote healthy lifestyles.

Key components of a residential travel plan

A residential travel plan will be tailored to a particular site with a range of measures which are specific to a particular residential development. This can include:

  • Infrastructure measures including, cycle parking, enhanced public transport service, a car club, upgraded bus stops, good pedestrian and cycle routes and real time passenger information.
  • Behaviour change measures including household travel information packs, incentives such as cycle vouchers, marketing and promotional events.
  • Telecommunication points to reduce the need to travel.
  • Household travel information packs plus incentives.residentialtrravelplan

When a residential travel plan will be required

  • A residential travel plan will be required for all developments over 80 dwellings. Please contact Planning Services in Peterborough City Council before submitting a planning application for a residential development to discuss what will be required.
  • Developments between 10 to 80 dwellings should submit a travel statement committing to implement a number of travel plan measures, including travel information packs as a minimum.

Residential Travel Plan Guidance

We are currently writing a guidance document for developers working on residential travel plans in Peterborough. This will be available from the Travelchocie team. Call 01733 747474 or email travelchoice@peterborough.gov.uk.

Cycle design guidelines

Here are the documents about the design of a cycle parking and cycle infrastructure and in a residential area.

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