Understanding current travel patterns
Before you can decide on which measures to include in your Travel Plan, various surveys should be organised in order to gain an understanding of the existing transport conditions relevant to your site and its surrounding environment.
To do this you will need to undertake:
A Brief Site Assessment
This provides an overview of the existing transport links serving your site and the facilities available, for example, cycle parking and car parking etc. It is important that you collect as much information as possible at this stage and if appropriate, this can be carried out before the resident survey.
Post-occupation Household Survey
In order to ascertain current residents' travel habits, the initial post-occupation household survey should be carried out within the first three months of occupation. After carrying out the survey, you can assess the potential for reducing single car occupancy.
The survey is sent out throughout your development for residents to complete themselves. Each development has different needs and there may be some instances where residents may need a paper copy or access to a computer or tablet.