North Northamptonshire Urban Structures Study January 2015
The Urban Structure Study (USS) examines the scope for greater sustainable movement through the towns. The way our communities are designed and laid out has a dramatic effect on our travel, and our travel affects our climate. The reason is simple: Transportation generates about a third of Northamptonshire’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, mostly through exhaust emissions from cars and trucks1. Reducing the need to travel by car in the existing and new areas, putting shops and services in the most accessible places, and making the streets, squares and open spaces pleasant, safe and direct so that walking, cycling and public transport are an automatic choice would stem from well planned places.
Publication Date: January 2015