Sustainable travel planning is not just a nice idea for green thinking people. It is something that makes solid business sense. Why? Because while sustainable travel is imperative to the future wellbeing of the environment, it also creates more cost effective businesses; businesses with reduced operating costs and a healthier, happier and more productive workforce.
Excessive and intrusive noise levels are a major bugbear of modern living. As we come under increasing pressure for living space, dwellings are becoming more tightly packed and residential developments are being built in spaces that might previously have been considered unsuitable – next to major roads or railway lines for instance.
Recent guidance from the Environment Agency (EA) requires builders of new developments to produce flood risk assessments in line with new advice relating to increased risk of flooding because of climate change.
What is a personal mobility device? Motorised personal mobility devices (PMDs), are transport aids such as motorised wheelchairs and mobility scooters used by people with a mobility impairment. With an ageing population, the use of these devices is set to increase rapidly over the coming decades and there will need to be changes to transport infrastructure to accommodate their use.