Benefits of this scheme
Riding a bike not only improves physical fitness but also benefits your child's learning development and mental health. Research shows that students who ride a bike to school are more focused and ready to learn, compared with those who are driven. It is also something that the whole family can become involved in with parents cycling to work as well.
Not only is this a fun activity to get involved in, but it also has a very positive impact on the environment. Creating less noise, less air pollution, and results in fewer emissions that are warming the atmosphere.
How we encourage an active lifestyle
Here at The Ashfield Partnership, we are unique to other development consortiums and prioritise community living by helping residents to live and travel to work as sustainably as possible. We wholeheartedly believe that neighbourhoods that favour pedestrians and cyclists, not cars, are going to lead to happier, healthier residents. We do this by ensuring all our new build communities are designed to make space for walkers and cyclists, while being close to local amenities. This is perfect for families who love nature and the environment and want the safety to enjoy this around their homes.
By creating communities not dependent on motor cars it will reduce the carbon footprint of each resident which, in turn, will have a positive long-term impact on air quality. These measures help look after the environment and have amazing benefits, mentally and physically.
Other ways we promote sustainable living
We are also passionate about how we can help Ashfield residents grow their food locally, fulfilling their nutritional needs and tastes all while benefiting the environment. Creating ‘edible streets’ in our developments that produce fruit, nuts and herbs. These can be enjoyed by families as snacks as they pass or even harvested and used in meals and baking at home. Our food and farming initiatives also allow residents the opportunity to grow more of their own food. Composting is yet another sustainable practice we promote to our residents by offering a free compost bin to all our homes.
Sustainable living is a big part of our culture and the vision of our future developments. You can learn more about our initiatives here.