Our ability to ‘get about’ is deeply affected by the place where we live. At a basic level we may wish for seamlessness and comfort, but everyday journeys can also bring enjoyment. Additionally, the benefits of ‘active travel’ can keep us healthy (and mobile). At all scales, design and planning impacts peoples’ opportunity to access resources and services (community, recreational, retail and workplaces).

  • Walking and cycling: Places that encourage active travel through a design approach that makes it easy for most people to walk and cycle for their daily needs.
  • Access to public transport: Making it easy to get to frequent high quality public transport.
  • Car use: Minimising car use by prioritising other modes of movement, and accommodating cars in a way that minimises their negative impact on the local environment.