The Conversation Website has published an interesting article on how working from home won’t slash emissions unless a car-free lifestyle is enabled. An analysis of the National Travel Survey showed that people working from home made just one less trip per week than regular commuters. Other studies have found that those who work from home also tend to live further away from their employer, and so clock up more mileage when they do travel to work. Home workers are more likely to live in smaller towns and suburbs, in the UK these are often car dependent.
Making Guildford fit for a future where we may have less London Commuting but also a need to enable local journeys, whilst minimising emissions, using Active Travel (Walking, Bikes) and Public Transport is a challenge
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We want our town to be vibrant, attractive and liveable. We support development that brings a sense of place and enhances the best aspects of our town. If such aims can be embraced, we believe Guildford has the chance to lead the way in enabling sensitive and sustainable development.
Pressures for development are increasing. Planning rules are being eased. The Society’s commitment to standing up for Guildford is needed more than ever.
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