Businesses in Stevenage are being encouraged to participate in a new, online travel 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. In 2015 a travel survey was undertaken with Smartgo Stevenage employers. This has helped grow the package of sustainable travel initiatives and support the initial development of an area wide car sharing scheme.
Businesses in Leicester are being encouraged to take part in a trial scheme offering reduced cost Park and Ride season tickets to their staff.
Leicester City and Leicestershire County councils have teamed up to trial a new introductory discount scheme aimed at commuters that travel into the city regularly, but who have not yet taken advantage of the Park and Ride service.
A limited number of discounted season tickets will be available during the trial period, which launched today (31 Oct), and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Go Travel Solutions, on behalf of Leicester City Council, is pleased to invite you to a Go Ultra Low event at the Curve Theatre on Thursday 10th November.
There is a growing trend towards the use of Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) in the UK with record numbers of new ULEVs on our roads. 9,657 ULEVs were registered in the UK in the last quarter (April to June) which is a 49% increase from the same period last year and 253% on two years before.
A new selection of offers has been announced to make workplace travel more cost-effective for UK employers and their staff. Four new discounted offers are now available through the national Smartgo workplace travel programme including exclusive promotions for bike hire, and bus and train travel from regional and national transport operators.
Through its strategic partnerships with leading transport operators including First Bus, East Midlands Trains, Abellio Greater Anglia and Santander Cycles, Go Travel Solutions - co-ordinator of the national Smartgo workplace travel network – will provide UK employers and their staff with access to reduced ticket costs and discounts on cycle hire. This will encourage the adoption of more sustainable modes of transport and will improve employees’ health and well-being.
University of Leicester recently had a high volume of staff members sign up to the Smartgo scheme, with over 300 staff members signed in the space of 4 weeks, we were keen to know all the secrets to such great success!
“Although Smartgo has been on our website for some time and we have undertaken travel events etc. a well-timed news item on the staff newsletter prompted a wave of sign ups as well as conversation around the University”.
Sandra Lee, Environmental Officer at University of Leicester provides us with an insight on how she got staff to buy-in to the benefits of Smartgo.
Hertfordshire County Council is supporting bus operators across the county with the Intalink Innovation Fund 2016/17, helping projects designed to encourage more residents to travel to work by bus.
The Centrebus ‘Fab 80s’ project is the flagship; focussing on services 80 and 81 between Stevenage and Hitchin. Centrebus is providing brand new vehicles for the routes, with the innovation fund supporting on-board wifi and a rebrand of the improved service, to encourage commuting by bus between the towns