Details of the ten finalists of the second annual People’s Award and the first ever Transport for New Homes Award have been announced by the Transport Planning Society (TPS) and Transport for New Homes (TfNH).
Now in its second year, the People’s Award invites communities to demonstrate how transport planning projects have made a positive impact in their area. The shortlist shows the diversity of transport planning, from small scale community projects to major overhauls of busy streets in both rural and urban Britain. The shortlist includes:
- Better Streets Enfield: A105 Scheme (Enfield, London)
- Croydon Living Streets Group and Friends of Love Lane Green Community Garden (Croydon, London)
- Plymouth City Council: Plymotion (Plymouth, Devon)
- Ramblers: The Deepings Green Walk (Market Deeping and Deepings St James, Lincolnshire)
- Seaford Head School: active travel maps (Seaford, East Sussex)
The Transport for New Homes Award aims to recognise recent housing developments which have been located and designed so that residents do not need cars to live a full life. Developments were recognised for:
The right location for sustainable transport links, attractive public transport, good walking and cycling routes, within and in and out of the development, creating a pleasant public realm that isn't dominated by car parking and having shops and services close to hand. The shortlist includes:
- Royal Arsenal Riverside (South East London)
- Poundbury (Dorset)
- Kilnwood Vale Phase 1 and 2 (Crawley, West Sussex)
- Kidbrooke Village (South East London)
- Bath Western Riverside (Bath)
The overall winners of the two awards will be announced at the Transport Planning Day on 20 November at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London.
Stephen Bennett, chair of the Transport Planning Society, said: “The People’s Award asks communities across the UK to tell professionals what good looks like, by nominating an initiative that’s made a difference to their lives. While major projects hit the headlines, the award is a reminder that often the most important initiatives are ones that take place in the local community, informed or even led by local people; projects that keep us connected to the things we need every day – our jobs, schools, green spaces and health services.
Transport Planning Day 2019 takes place on 20 November 2019. It will bring together transport planners, town planners and community groups to discuss best practice in community engagement and what transport planners to should look to achieve in developing local schemes. A focus this year will also be on sustainable transport for new housing in partnership with Transport for New Homes.