Promoting sustainable and active travel in the workplace can reap significant benefits for employers and employees alike.
Our workplace offers provide you with all you need to achieve healthier, happier staff, corporate social responsibility and business savings.
Each March workplaces across Scotland compete with each other in the Scottish Workplace Journey Challenge to clock up the most walking, cycling, public transport and car-sharing journeys. This is a fun participation-based competition, with plenty of prizes available throughout for both individuals and workplaces.
Nearly 4,000 people from 300 Scottish organisations participated in the Challenge in 2018. Together they logged over 55,000 journeys, saving £62,773 and 59,142kg in CO2 emissions by choosing to travel actively and sustainably for their journeys to, from and for work.
The Challenge won 'Best Practice in Travel to School and Work Schemes' at the 2018 Scottish Transport Awards.
Workplace Active Travel Champions are volunteers within your workforce who help people to be more active through walking or cycling for more of their everyday journeys. They provide advice about active travel choices and may set up walking and cycling activities in their workplace.
The Champions are given a full training programme and resources to enable them to do this and receive support from a dedicated member of our staff.
The Scottish Workplace Network brings together organisations working to support their staff to travel actively and sustainably. Members of the Network learn and share stories about their activities and are supported by Sustrans Scotland and our partner organisations with resources, funding and accreditation.
Our Bike Library has a selection of cargo bikes currently available for small businesses and enterprises in Edinburgh to borrow for free for a flexible period of time. This allows businesses to try moving their goods in a different way, encouraging an active travel culture in the workplace and potentially saving money.
We can then offer advice and support to businesses interested in purchasing their own cargo bike if they find it suits their needs.