The initiative follows new research which reveals that more people are opting not to drive to work after using the Government’s personal travel planning (PTP) schemes. PTPs were set up last year and this week’s findings show they have reduced the number of car journeys by 10%.
The findings were released to coincide with the launch of the Government’s Essential Guide to Travel Planning. Transport Minister Rosie Winterton said: “Well-designed plans can reduce the number of people travelling to work by car by 15%, potentially avoiding millions of car miles, and more and more businesses are waking up to the benefits travel plans can offer.”
Having a travel plan, she said, is a “win-win” for the environment, for business and for individuals.
The Essential Guide to Travel Planning – produced for the Department for Transport’s National Business Travel Network – acts as an advice centre to employers about creating a travel plan and replaces the previous Travel Plan Resources Pack for Employers.