Sustainable travel planning for businesses

We are committed to helping workplaces improve transport choices for customers and staff.

Workplace travel planning 

Businesses and workplaces are required to develop a travel plan as a condition of planning consent for an expansion or new development. A workplace travel plan manages the transport and travel impacts of a workplace. It involves a package of practical measures designed to encourage your employees and visitors to travel to and from your site by sustainable modes of transport.

Travel plans usually:

  • improve facilities for pedestrians and cyclists (showers, lockers and cycle parking)
  • promote and subsidise the use of public transport
  • encourage car shares, working from home and teleconferencing

Even if your business is not planning a development, it is a good idea to create a travel plan as they:

  • reduce congestion and pollution in the area
  • help your business spend less on car parking facilities
  • can save your employees money and improve their health by promoting cycling and walking
  • show your commitment to corporate social responsibility

We can help you develop a workplace travel plan, get in touch with our Sustainable Transport Team. 

Workplace Travel Scorecard

We're currently piloting a Workplace Travel Scorecard, which is an initiative to help you assess workplace travel, identify areas for intervention and implement real changes. By becoming involved in the scheme, you could find a number of ways to save money through reviewing travel choices, as well as having a positive effect on your green credentials. 

To find out more, contact the Sustainable Transport Team.