Delegates at the Australian Council for New Urbanism Congress at the Adelaide Convention Centre this week might notice a small green car lurking in the background.
New Urbanism is an design movement that promotes sustainable cities, featuring:
- mixed use, walkable neighbourhoods, each with a well-defined centre
- well-connected streets that disperse and slow traffic, so that neighbourhood streets can be safely shared by vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians
- electric mass-transit between neighbourhood centres
- well-defined architecture reflecting climate and culture.
Even though we are currently focussed on driving Trev around the world, it is really these types of communities we had in mind when designing a small, clean, quiet, efficient car—something to get you between neighbourhoods if you don’t have a mass transit system.
If you are a New Urbanist who saw Trev at the Congress, you can find out more about Trev at our “About Trev” pages.