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1. Gaining Senior Management Support
Gaining the support of senior management can be crucial in promoting sustainable travel in your workplace. This toolkit can be used to promote sustainable travel to senior members of staff.
2. Staff Involvement
Involving staff can help harness essential knowledge, provide momentum to activities, aid communication between departments and encourage the wider staff population to engage with your ideas and measures. This toolkit provides information on setting up steering groups and sustainable travel user groups.
4. Travel Survey Guide
Run a quick and simple travel survey using our online facility and use our helpful tips/templates to promote the survey.
6. Creating a Travel Plan
Some organisations, particularly those with large complex sites and operations find that developing a strategic plan for improving and promoting sustainable travel can be beneficial. This toolkit outlines the various aspects that can be included within a Travel Plan.
1. Travel Information for Staff
By including travel information on your staff web pages you are providing easily accessible travel information for staff which assists in promoting sustainable modes of travel. This toolkit offers an easy-to-use template for you to populate and upload on to your staff web pages.
2. Travel Information for Company Webpages
By including travel information on your company web pages you can provide easily accessible transport information for visitors and customers.
3. Staff Induction Packs
Including sustainable travel information in your staff induction packs is a great way to highlight alternative travel options before staff get used to driving into work everyday.
1. Why Encourage Staff to Walk
This toolkit contains information on the benefits of encouraging workplace walking for employers and employees. This can be useful to help make the business case for staff time and resources to be allocated to this as part of an employee wellbeing programme.
2. Workplace Facilities and Initiatives for Walking
Find out how facilities provision, site layout and the workplace culture can support walking and active working.
3. Promoting Walking
Advice and template resources for running your own walking activities such as stress busting lunchtime walks. For added impact, coordinate your walking activities with national events such as walking month in May.
4. Workplace Walking Challenges
This Toolkit gives you information and resources for holding competitions to encourage walking and taking the stairs at work. Also included is information about walking apps which can be used to support a walking challenge.
5. The Run Commute
More people are choosing to run to work. Find tips for the run commute and information about Run 2 Work Day.
6. Exeter Walking Map
This map is useful to anyone finding their way around Exeter on foot. The larger map shows a street plan of the city and the immediate surroundings, plus paths and cut throughs. The smaller map of the city centre shows detail such as pedestrian crossings. Average journey times are given.
7. Exeter Green Circle
The Exeter Green Circle is a twelve mile walk that provides a great walking experience within the boundaries of Exeter - from green countryside valley parks to the pavements of quiet leafy suburbs. Promote this to your staff to let them know about these walks.
1. Promoting Cycling
This toolkit offers information on how to promote cycing to your staff and practical advice and templates for organising and promoting a wide range of activities.
2. Setup a Pool Bike Scheme
Pool bikes are an excellent way of reducing local car journeys. Workplaces provide bikes and equipment for employees to use free of charge. This is typically for work related trips, such as travelling to local meetings, between offices or for site visits. Many employers also offer staff the use of the bikes for leisure use, particularly for staff who wish to use the bikes at lunchtimes.
Use this step-by-step guide to help you set up a pool bike scheme.
3. Cycle to Work Scheme
This toolkit provide information on how organisations can offer the salary sacrifice 'cycle to work scheme' to employees. This scheme saves employees money through reduction tax contributions and the employer saves money on National Insurance contributions.
4. Cycle Maintenance
Providing staff with bike maintenance, repair information and tools can help to improve safety and personal confidence. Having cycle repair equipment available on site encourages staff to stay safe through regular bike servicing and maintenance.
5. Love to Ride Cycle Challenge
The National Cycle Challenge is a fun, free competition to encourage your colleagues to experience first hand the joys and benefits of riding a bike such as being heathier and wealthier and happier. It's all about participation - which workplaces can get the most people to ride a bike for just 10 minutes or more? Businesses, organisations, cities and regions will compete against each other to see who can get the highest percentage of staff to ride a bike in June. Anyone who logs a ride could win a prize.
6. Cycle Parking Guidance
Interested in installing new/upgraded cycle parking? This guidance offers information on what types of cycle parking are available, where it should be sited and a range of other useful tips.
7. Park & Cycle
Avoid the city centre congestion and save on parking fees by leaving your car at Exeter's Park & Ride sites and cycling the rest of your journey. Many staff working in Exeter find this saves them both time and money, and a chance to get some exercise too.
You can apply for a FREE Park & Cycle permit online.
8. Brompton Dock Folding Bike Hire
Members of the public can now enjoy access to the legendary Brompton folding bike for both short and long-term hire at Exeter St Davids. This can be an excellent option for business travel and businesses can access corporate discounts.
Brompton Dock are also offering corporate memberships so that businesses and other organisations can use the scheme as a pool bike scheme for business use or subsidise the tariffs for their staff to encourage cycling to work.
To hire a bike you must first register with Brompton Dock online and you can then take out or return a bike using text messages.
9. Exeter e-bikes
A community e-bikes scheme will be launching in Exeter 2016. Co-Cars, Exeter’s car club provider, is extending their service with ‘Co-bikes’ offering electric bikes for on-demand hire at key locations across the city.
Bikes will conveniently located at main railway stations, making integrated public transport and cycling journeys possible. Find out more here
10. Bike Register
Cyclists at work should be encouraged to use the BikeRegister website to register their bikes in case of theft:https://www.bikeregister.com/
11. Making your Business Cycle Friendly
Find out how you can make your business attractive to cyclists, and what facillites they look for, to help your business appeal to an increasingly popular section of the market. This advice will be useful for accomomodation providers or eateres, especially those located or near a cycle trail in Devon.
1. Promoting Public Transport
People are not always aware of their public transport options so providing information helps people make informed choices about how they travel to work. This toolkit offers templates and information that can be tailored to your organisation.
Commuter Biking Information
Click here for information about staying safe on your commute as a motorcyclist.
1. Implementing Car Sharing
Enabling car sharing will help your business by reducing demand for parking spaces, increasing staff well-being and demonstrating corporate social responsibility.
2. Promoting Car Sharing
This toolkit contains all the tools you need to promote car sharing in your organisation including guidance, case studies, posters and email templates.
3. Using Car Clubs
Car Clubs provide flexible and simple access to cars and can be a cheaper alternative than hiring cars at a daily rate or purchasing pool cars. This toolkit provides information on Car Clubs and the options available in Devon.
4. Promoting Eco-Driving
Eco-driving can save your organisation money on fuel costs. This toolkit provides information on our online video and how tips and hints can be promoted to staff.
1. Reducing Business Mileage
This toolkit offers some great ideas on how to reduce business mileage.
1. Car Park Management
A car park management plan (CPMP) can be an integral part of encouraging sustainable travel and ensuring the best use is made of available car parking spaces at your organisation. Find out how implementing a CPMP can help your organisation.
2. Guaranteed Ride Home Policy
This toolkit provides you with information on implementing a 'guaranteed ride home' policy which can give confidence to employees who travel sustainably they will be able to respond to emergencies.
3. Environmental Reporting
Reporting key performance indicators including the impact of transport emissions can be mandatory for some businesses. This can also be a useful voluntary exercise which clearly shows the impact of their operations and assist in identifying opportunities for cost savings. This guidance includes detailed methodologies for large companies and a specific guide is also available for small business too.
1. Enabling Remote Working
This toolkit offers information on the benefits to organisations of reducing the demand on centralised working environments. It also provides information on how employees can work remotely at work hubs or at home, hold meetings by telephone/video conferencing, or work a condensed week.
Click here for our guidance on cycle parking
Click here for the template cyclists' breakfast poster
Click here for the template Bike Day poster
Click here for the template Dr Bike poster
Click here for the template Social Bike Rides poster
Click here for the template Cycle Maintenance Class poster.
By Car Resources
Click here for the Carshare Devon poster
Click here for the Eco-Driving poster
Click here for the Car Share Coffee Club poster
Click here to dowload the Car Share Devon widget for your company travel pages.
Click here to download instructions on installing the Car Share Devon widget