Travel plans

A travel plan is a package of measures produced by employers to encourage staff to use alternatives to single-occupancy car-use. Such a plan for example, could include: car sharing schemes; a commitment to improve cycling facilities; a dedicated bus service or restricted car parking allocations. It might also promote flexible-working practices such as remote access and video conferencing.

Travel plans can offer real benefits not only to the organisation and its employees, but also the community that surrounds it. It may help to relieve local parking or congestion problems or improve public transport connections across the area. It may also relieve stress on employees through reducing delays or providing the opportunity to cut their travel commitments by working from home on occasion.

Travel plans & planning

These guidelines provide best practice, drawn from case study research, to help local authorities, developers and planners produce high quality, robust travel plans. The suggested steps are recommendations only, and are not additions to Government policy or law.

Department for Transport travel plan

Underpinning the Department for Transport's travel strategy is the need to balance the requirements of travel with quality of life and impact on the environment. This applies to our own staff, our suppliers and visitors. This Department-wide plan is aimed at helping make DfT staff and visitors more aware of how their travel choices and individual actions can help reduce the environmental impact of road vehicles.

Residential travel plans

Detailed advice on all aspects of preparing a residential travel plan and securing it through the planning system.

Workplace travel plans

Guidance for buisinesses about developing and implementing travel plans.

Personal travel plans

Reports about making and evaluating personal travel plans.

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