Last edited 16 Dec 2020

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Tom Abbott Other Consultant Website

BREEAM Travel Plan


[edit] Aim and benefits

To recognise the consideration given to accommodating a range of travel options for building users, thereby encouraging the reduction of reliance on forms of travel that have the highest environmental impact.

[edit] When to consider

Design stage

[edit] Step by step guidance

A travel assessment / statement has been carried out to ensure the travel plan is structured to meet the needs of a particular site. The following needs to be covered:

1) Existing travel patterns and opinions of existing building or site users towards cycling and walking so that constraints and opportunities can be identified.

2) Travel patterns and transport impact of future building users.

3) Current local environment for walkers and cyclists.

4) Disabled access.

5) Public transport links serving the site.

6)Current facilities for cyclists.

The travel plan should include a package of measures to encourage the use of sustainable modes of transport and movement of people and goods during the building's operation and use.

If the occupier is known, they must be involved in the development of the travel plan and they must confirm that the travel plan will be implemented post construction and be supported by the building's management in operation.

[edit] Questions to ask while seeking compliance

The Transport Consultant creating the Travel Plan should be questioned if parts of the Travel Plan are non compliant.

[edit] Tools and resources

Travel plan - Top 10 easy win issue

Travel Plan and Transport Assessment

[edit] Tips and best practice

It may be a good idea to compare the Travel Plan with previous assessments' Travel Plans to check compliance.

[edit] Typical evidence

Compliant Travel Plan and Transport Assessment

[edit] Applicable Schemes

The guidelines collated in this ISD aim to support sustainable best practice in the topic described. This issue may apply in multiple BREEAM schemes covering different stages in the life of a building, different building types and different year versions. Some content may be generic but scheme nuances should also be taken into account. Refer to the comments below and related articles to this one to understand these nuances. See this document for further guidelines.

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--Tom Abbott

Designing Buildings Anywhere

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