The National A document providing guidance on how development can be carried out in accordance with good design practice, often produced by a local authority. More says that a well-designed place is accessible and easy to move around.
A connected network and hierarchy of routes for all modes of transport form the circulatory system of any settlement and its design will determine how easy and safe it is to get around for all and how it links destinations to public transport. These issues are particularly important when coding for large sites but may also influence local design codes for smaller infill sites and their physical connectivity.
‘Active travel’ refers to non-motorised and sustainable forms of transport, primarily walking and cycling. Prioritising Making journeys by physically active means like walking, wheeling or cycling, rather than motor vehicle. More is about making walking and cycling easy, comfortable and attractive for all users, so they are seen as genuine choices for travel on local journeys. Coding for Making journeys by physically active means like walking, wheeling or cycling, rather than motor vehicle. More is based on the user hierarchy from Manual for Streets. This sets out that in designing streets, the needs of pedestrians and cyclists should be considered first, then public transport, service and emergency vehicles and only then motor vehicles.
Car parking affects the quality of a place, both visually and in terms of how it is used, particularly by pedestrians.