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Business park plans reduction in car use

AN out-of-town office park near London's Heathrow Airport has launched a transport plan aimed at reducing car use by more than 20% over a five-year period. The Stockley Park Transport Plan has been designed to provide the 6,650 people who work at the site with a real alternative to commuting by car, including the development of public transport, cycling and walking facilities.

The whole process is being overseen by a sustainable transport co-ordinator, and has been endorsed by senior executives from the 34 companies located at Stockley Park. Specific targets include a 5% decrease in car use from car sharing, a 7% reduction through the development of Heathrow North Station, a futher 7% decrease due to public transport improvements, and a 1% reduction due to cycling and walking initiatives.

The development costs for the tranport plan total £150,000 to date, and the Stockley Park Consortium has pledged £2.3 million towards sustainable transport improvements, including the construction of a Heathrow North train station, an extension and development of bus routes.

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