Our workplaces projects support employers across Wales to empower their staff to leave the car at home and travel to work by public transport, bike, foot or car share.
Most commuting journeys in Wales are made by car, often over short distances. While jumping in the car can seem the most convenient option, it can also be the slowest, most unpredictable, and most stressful.
Employers have a lot to gain from encouraging staff to travel to work actively and sustainably:
- Cycling or walking to work is a great way to keep fit. Staff that travel actively are more productive, efficient and alert in work and take fewer sick days. Discover more benefits to active commuting
- Cycling, walking, public transport and car sharing reduces car parking demand and congestion in the surrounding area.
- Public transport makes travel time more predictable, reducing the stress of traffic jams and running late for work. It also frees up the commuter’s time, allowing them to make a call or read on their way to and from work – and it’s often quicker, too!
- Promoting sustainable travel will reduce an organisation’s carbon footprint, and enhance corporate social responsibility, achieving a greener, more positive public image.
We have helped many Welsh organisations think differently about travel, including Welsh NHS sites, Lloyds TSB, Admiral Insurance, BBC Wales and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Smarter Journeys to Work
Our Smarter Journeys to Work project offers organisations based in Cardiff, Pontypridd and Caerphilly free hands on support and expert advice on drafting and implementing a workplace travel plan, which will help to identify all the ways in which staff can travel to work in a sustainable way.
Organisations we work with can also benefit from free cycle training and bike maintenance sessions, helping to equip staff with the skills they need to get back on their bike.
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Active Travel Champions
Our Active Travel Champions programme recruits, trains and supports volunteers who want to promote active and sustainable travel in their workplace.
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