Travel Plans and Wider Engagement

Cycling should form an integral part of any Travel Plan from the outset. Travel Plans are widely used, and are generally a requirement for any opportunity for the promotion of cycling.

This section covers the encouragement of cycling through travel planning and other partnership programmes. Such initiatives are often focused towards specific groups or sites, including schools, employers, health, police, tourism, NGOs.

Reports Available

Setting Up a ‘Cycle Train’, Somerset (pdf)
The report provides advice on the feasibility of establishing a ‘cycling train’ for children travelling to school in the town of Bridgwater, Somerset.

Promoting Cycling via a University Travel Plan (pdf)
The report has been prepared in response to a request for assistance in further promoting cycling to staff and students through De Montfort University’s well-established travel plan.

Council Travel Plan, Leicester City Council (pdf)
As part of the preparation of a travel plan for the Council, Leicester requested Cycling England to recommend any information sheets, advice, guides, etc that could be downloaded from an internal council website, or placed in information packs, leaflet holders, etc for people interested in cycling.

Promoting Cycling through Travel Planning Initiatives, Luton BC (pdf)
Luton Borough Council has a strong commitment to cycle promotion through travel planning, and has identified a range of individuals, groups and organisations that are working on initiatives to encourage more cycling for everyday journeys. At the moment many of these initiatives are being carried out in semi-isolation and there is a need for an overall coordinated strategy. This report reviews the existing initiatives and subsequent recommendations.

Best Practice Case Studies

Kesgrave School, Ispwich (pdf)
Type of scheme: facilitating and encouraging cycling to school by pupils and staff.

Who benefits? Attending children, staff, parents, local community, drivers and through-traffic.

Our Lady’s School, York (pdf)
Type of scheme: a mix of measures to reduce and slow traffic around the school, improve access to the school, provide cycle parking combined with activities to promote cycling.

Who benefits? Pupils and staff attending Our Lady’s RC Primary School, residents in the surrounding area.

Further Resources

Cycling England’s Smart Measures Portfolio - initiatives that combine incentives, information, training and promotion

Cycling England’s Design Checklist and Portfolio - current infrastructure guidance and best practice

Cycling England’s photo Gallery

Cycle to Work Guarantee Toolkit - Department for Transport

Best Practice Case Studies from the CTC Benchmarking Project

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