Workplace Travel

Example Travel Plan Measures

  • Walking:

    • Promotion of safe local walking routes including the provision of route maps

    • Improvements to (and maintenance of) the walking network and signage

    • Showers, changing facilities and lockers for storing clothes

    • On site security

  • Cycling:

    • Improvements to (and maintenance of) the cycle network

    • Provision of cycle route maps and improvements to signage

    • Secure, well lit, covered cycle storage include pumps

    • Showers, changing facilities and lockers

    • Employers can consider the provision of interest free loans for the purchase of bicycles (up to £5000 can be provided without tax implications)

    • Cycle to Work scheme (tax-free loans for staff)

    • Formation of a bicycle users group (BUG)

    • Assistance to staff in accessing information about safe cycling, appropriate clothing, local cycle routes etc

    • Pool bikes and mileage allowances for cycle use

  • Public Transport:

    • Provision of  clear public transport information (available direct from the local operator or the council)

    • Collaboration with local public transport providers to improve services, negotiate discounts and trial initiatives

    • Works buses / shuttle buses

    • Employers can consider provision of interest free loans to purchase season tickets (up to £5000 can be provided without tax implications)

    • Guaranteed ride home for staff in emergency situations

    • Introduce “collection from station” service for visitors

  • Car Sharing:

    • Introduction of a car sharing scheme

    • Consideration of joining hantscarshare.com

    • Provision of emergency ride home facility for car sharers

  • Car Park management:

    • Review of car parking policy and introduce a management strategy

    • Review of the issuing of car park permits to ensure a fair system, based on agreed criteria e.g. operational need

    • Consider the introduction of charging for parking

    • Allocate priority parking space to car sharers

  • Marketing and promotion:

    • Provision of information to all occupants, residents, visitors and staff on how to access the site by means other than the car through a variety of methods, including personal travel planning, notice boards, newsletters

    • Information packs for new recruits

    • Hold events

    • Focus groups

    • Use of intranet/internet to disseminate information

    • Introduction of a personalised journey planning scheme

 

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