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.
The Cymru Travel Challenge
In July we are running our Cymru Travel Challenge, a fun, interactive challenge where you can log your journeys and interact with and compete against friends, colleagues and other workplaces in Wales. Lots of prizes are up for grabs, training opportunities and incentives for workplaces. Individuals, groups and workplaces can sign up here from June.