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Workplaces

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.

Employees walking to work
Our employee engagement projects consistently achieve impressive and measurable results. The typical benefits of our projects deliver estimated savings of a minimum of £7,500 a year per 100 employees engaged.

Workplaces across Scotland compete with each other in the Scottish Workplace Journey Challenge to see who can clock up the most walking, cycling, public transport and car-sharing journeys in a bid to win more than £2,000 worth of prizes. 

Over 3,000 people from 218 Scottish businesses participated in the Challenge in 2017, logging 54,663 journeys, saving £53,919.6 and 54,745kg in CO2 emissions by swapping car journey’s for more sustainable alternatives, and burning the equivalent of 33,744 donuts in calories. See the final results of the 2017 Challenge here.

This year's Challenge will run from 1st-31st March. Register as an individual or group to represent your workplace.

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.

Woman locking up her bike

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.

 

Cargo bike in action

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.