Walking or cycling to work
According to the 2011 Census, 29 percent of those working in the town choose to walk to their jobs and 11 per cent cycle. Bicester Garden Town aims to further encourage active travel to work, bringing employment opportunities easily accessible by sustainable modes of travel.
Co-working spaces, such as that provided at The Perch in Bicester’s town centre and the Eco-Business Centre in North West Bicester, can reduce commuting distances whilst providing a professional and separate setting for work away from home.
Such facilities foster transitions in working practices and can help residents to achieve greater work-life balance, allowing them to be more present in the local community and more able to make use of active modes to meet everyday transport needs. Co-working spaces have an important role to play in the development of Bicester Garden Town community and are an important focus of the Garden Town programme.