BREEAM Tra 05 Travel Plan
This BREEAM Travel Plan was provided for the Assisted Living Extra Care, part of the development to be operated by McCarthy & Stone, produced in accordance with the requirements of BREEAM 2011 New Construction and the requirements of Tra 05 within the Transport section of the assessment, with the following aim:
"To recognise the consideration given to accommodating a range of travel options for building users, thereby encouraging the reduction of user reliance on forms of travel that have the highest environmental impact."
Providing a solution - Being BREEAM Compliant
Encon Associates produced a detailed Travel Plan to demonstrate compliance of Tra 05 to achieve one credit towards the BREEAM 2011 New Construction Assessment of the development:
The travel plan was developed as part of the feasibility and design stages which considers all types of travel relevant to the building type and users. In addition to this, the travel plan was structured to meet the needs of the particular site and takes into consideration the findings of a site-specific transport survey and assessment that covers the following
What is a Travel Plan?
A Travel Plan is a package of measures that promotes the choice of travel for employees, residents and visitors and seeks to alleviate the impact of single occupancy car travel on the local environment. Travel plans are aimed at commuting and work-based travel, to encourage staff, residents and visitors to choose alternatives to single occupancy car use and to reduce the need to travel to and from their work or visitor destination.
A Travel Plan can cover issues such as encouraging and promoting the use of public transport, the provision of cycling facilities, establishing car sharing databases and highlighting health issues. It encourages employees and visitors to share their car, walk, cycle or use public transport, whilst retaining a realist approach in encouraging travel change.