This area of the website includes seven in-depth UK case studies. Each case study illustrates and informs several of the key themes.
Each case study is divided into three sections:
- Background – context and map of the case study area
- Planning for Sustainable Travel – main text explaining what can be learned from the case study with reference to the key themes
- Enabling Mechanisms – processes such as cross-disciplinary working or innovative funding structures that have contributed to the successful elements of the case study.
The case studies were selected to represent a broad range of UK planning experience, but with particular emphasis on Growth Areas and Growth Points where there may be opportunities to create a significant change in urban structure and, as a result, how people travel.
The case studies are not always illustrative of ‘best’ practice in the particular themes they cover, nor are the ‘solutions’ necessarily transferable, what is good in one context is not always in another. But they are nonetheless instructive in terms of exemplifying strategic approaches to spatial planning and sustainable travel. The case studies and their corresponding key themes are summarised in the table below.