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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.
The following is required to demonstrate compliance:
|1||A travel plan has been developed as part of the feasibility and design stages.|
|2||A site-specific travel assessment or statement has been undertaken to ensure the travel plan is structured to meet the needs of the particular site and covers the following (as a minimum):|
|2.a||Where relevant, existing travel patterns and opinions of existing building or site users towards cycling and walking so that constraints and opportunities can be identified|
|2.b||Travel patterns and transport impact of future building users|
|2.c||Current local environment for walkers and cyclists (accounting for visitors who may be accompanied by young children)|
|2.d||Disabled access (accounting for varying levels of disability and visual impairment)|
|2.e||Public transport links serving the site|
|2.f||Current facilities for cyclists.|
|3||The travel plan includes 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.|
|4||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-refurbishment or fit-out and be supported by the building's management in operation.|
Checklists and tables
|Applicable assessment criteria|
|Part 1: Fabric and Structure||All assessment criteria are applicable.|
|Part 2: Core Services||This issue is not applicable.|
|Part 3: Local Services||This issue is not applicable.|
|Part 4: Interior Design||All assessment criteria are applicable.|
Travel assessment or statement.
See criterion 2 .
A travel assessment (also referred to as transport assessment) will be required where a proposed refurbishment project is likely to result in significant transport and related environmental impacts during building operation. For refurbishment or fit-out projects this is generally where there will be a change of use of, e.g. from an office to a hotel. The study area for a transport assessment related to a project should be determined in discussion between the developer and appropriate authorities. A transport statement is required where the building is not likely to have a significant transport impact. A transport statement is suitable to demonstrate compliance with BREEAM when the building is expected to generate relatively low numbers of trips or traffic flows, with minor transport impacts.www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-transport-assessment
Travel plan measures
See criterion 3 .
The following measures could be considered as part of the travel plan for the site:
Where the end user or occupier is not known
|A travel plan is still required, even if the end user or occupier is not known, albeit that it may only be an interim travel plan or one that broadly addresses all the issues covered in the assessment criteria. The developer must confirm that they will hand over a copy of the travel plan to the building's future tenants or owner or occupiers, so that it may inform their own travel plan or strategy.|
|Criteria||Interim design stage||Final post-construction stage|
|All||One or more of the appropriate evidence types listed in 4.0 The BREEAM evidential requirements section can be used to demonstrate compliance with these criteria.|
- Building users
- Where the term 'building users' is used, this refers to the following, as appropriate to building type:
- Staff (commuter journeys and business travel)
- Pupils and students
- Community users
- People who make deliveries or collections to and from the development
- Contractors and service providers, who regularly work at and access the building or development
- Residents of multi-residential buildings.
- Travel plan
- A travel plan is a strategy for managing all travel and transport within an organisation, principally to increase choice and reduce reliance on the car by seeking to improve access to a site by sustainable modes of transport. A travel plan contains both physical and behavioural measures to increase travel choices and reduce reliance on single occupancy car travel. BRE Global has no set format for this document, which can be as simple or complex as the building and its operation or use requires.
Guidance on how to produce a travel plan can be found at the following locations:
While these documents have been written for UK property development, the principles can be applied internationally.
BREEAM International Non-Domestic Refurbishment 2015
Reference: SD225 – Issue: 1.4
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