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Andreas Markides' Presidential blog
Learning from the past, preparing for the future
14 July 2017
I was honoured to be part of a one-day conference at University College London which celebrated 50 years of Transport Planning at the University. My presentation on our work for
, which had been led by Prof Glenn Lyons during the previous year, was well received - even though I felt a little intimidated to be presenting after Professor Richard Allsop who had been my tutor at the University nearly 35 years ago!
Did you know…
Eddington is the University of Cambridge’s ‘’exemplary sustainable community’’ on the NW edge of the city. When fully developed by 2027, it will provide 3,000 homes and 2,000 student bedrooms.
The greenest aspect of Eddington is that car travel(and even owning a car) is strongly discouraged. Every new resident has a meeting with a travel planner who advises on alternatives to driving.
There is only one parking space for every four or five flats reserved for university staff, who will occupy half the 3,000 homes. Renting a parking space costs £85/month and only a handful of the first hundred residents have so far bought a car.
Even the luxury homes have no driveways and visitors arriving by car will have to pay for parking if they stay more than 90 minutes. A total of 12,000 bike spaces will be provided for a development of 8,500 residents.
Source: The Times, SEPT 2017
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