Nade Townsend is a SmartGo member through her employer, East Midlands Chamber, and commutes each day to her office in Leicester.
“I live around three miles from my office so from a time and financial perspective, it doesn’t really make sense to drive in each day. I get the bus to work and was buying regular 4-weekly tickets from our local operator, Arriva.
“I realised that SmartGo membership enabled me to get significant discounts on my bus tickets. We’ve calculated that SmartGo membership is offering a 20% monthly saving on my previous ticket costs!
“Not only is it cost-effective, it’s also convenient – I can show my ticket on my phone and don’t need to visit the travel office each month to renew.”
This November, Stevenage based businesses and staff are being encouraged to participate in our short survey to help influence and inform local workplace transport measures.
The SmartGo Stevenage survey will consult staff members from local businesses on their travel habits to work. The results of the survey will help to focus on possible initiatives that could help commuters to choose more sustainable and cost-effective options for travelling to work in the town.
To help you understand the breadth of what Go Travel Solutions (the co-ordinators of SmartGo) offers in the area of sustainable and workplace travel, we’ve produced a small brochure highlighting our services and products, and how they can benefit employers, travel operators and other organisations. To find out more, take a look at our brochure.
Go Travel Solutions, (the co-ordinators of SmartGo) based in Leicester with a UK office in Bristol, has won ‘Best Sustainable Transport Consultancy – UK’ in the 2017 Transport & Logistics Awards, run by Industry Insight magazine.
The 2017 Transport & Logistics Awards aim to recognise every vital cog of the industry. They strive to create, develop and maintain transport around the globe.
Discussing the awards, Heather Ryan, Awards Co-ordinator commented:
“Through their dedication, inventive thinking, and impeccable level of quality, each of our deserving winners have made extraordinary accomplishments. As such, it is my pleasure to congratulate them on their success and wish them the very best of luck for the future.”
‘Parking Pressures - how to manage and reduce parking demand’ event from 11am to 1pm on 22 September 2017 at the Business Technology Centre, Stevenage
A free forum will take place to help Stevenage businesses facing the challenge of workplace parking for staff.
The ‘Parking Pressures - how to manage and reduce parking demand’ event, co-ordinated by sustainable travel specialist, Go Travel Solutions and supported by Highways England, will discuss the opportunities available to help local businesses to reduce and manage parking demand effectively.
The event will take place from 11am to 1pm on 22 September 2017 at the Business Technology Centre (BTC Wenta), Bessemer Drive, Stevenage SG1 2DX. Businesses can book their free place at the forum at https://stevenage-parking-pressures.eventbrite.co.uk