Empowering individuals within workplaces, the Active Travel Champion project provides support, training, resources and funding to enable peer to peer promotion of walking and cycling for commuting and business travel.
Project Officers engage with contacts within key workplace departments to identify site specific barriers and opportunities for active travel, as well as particular active travel aims and objectives for that organisation.
Champions are provided with access to a fully funded package of training including; behaviour change, walk leader, cycle ride leader, bike mechanic skills and much more. Officers and Champions deliver a package of measures designed to impact policy, people, resources and infrastructure, all of which work toward encouraging more people to travel actively.
Overview of the programme:
Engaging with workplaces over a 3 year time period the project aims to:
- Establish a sustained culture of active travel by fostering a network of empowered Champions
- Increase capacity at an organisational level to promote active travel to staff
- Support organisations to improve staff health and wellbeing, reduce carbon emissions, and make business savings.
Since the project began Sustrans have trained and supported over 160 Active Travel Champions across 20 workplaces sites. Active Travel Champions is fully funded by Transport Scotland for 2017-18. Read more about the results of the project in our case studies.
Applications to join the programme:
We’re currently accepting applications from organisations interested in joining the Active Travel Champions programme. If you’re based at a workplace site in Edinburgh or Glasgow with 200 or more employees, we want to hear from you!
Applications are open until noon Tuesday 12th September 2017. For full details of the project offer and our requirements from you, please see our Application Pack.
If you think your workplace would benefit from the project, apply now.