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MOBILITY ISSUES IN THE CONTEXT OF CAR-FREE OR CAR-REDUCED AND ECOLOGICAL HOUSING

INFRASTRUCTURAL INTERVENTIONS AND SERVICES IN CAR-FREE, CAR-REDUCED AND OPTICAL CAR-FREE RESIDENTIAL AREAS (NEW DEVELOPMENTS)
The most perfect match of housing and mobility in terms of sustainability is the idea of car-reduced or even car-free housing. It means: more green space for the residents, more space for childrens’ play, convenient infrastructure for cycling and walking, high level of traffic safety and mostly short connections to retail facilities for short-term demand. And it usually also means a reduction of costs for the investor and in the following for the residents, because the necessary parking spaces are reduced to a minimum.
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MOBILITY ISSUES IN THE CONTEXT OF ECOLOGICAL HOUSING (URBAN REGENERATION AND NEW DEVELOPMENTS)
In the context of ecological housing, mobility is often one aspect in a comprehensive approach fostering a sustainable way of living and a high quality of life for future residents including bio-climatic aspects, energy saving, rainwater management and green systems. Even if the reduction of private car use is usually one of the main goals of the local players, activities are limited to traffic calming and a well organised infrastructure for slow traffic (separation of motorised and non-motorised traffic; priority for slow traffic, high accessibility by slow traffic etc.) - as it is in the just optical car-free settlements.
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