Businesses which have signed up to Streetcar say the service has helped to cut the numbers of staff commuting to work by car.
Streetcar for Business surveyed thousands of its corporate members and found that employees who use the service have reduced their reliance on a car for commuting by almost 50%.
They’ve increased their use of public transport by 27%, cycling by 11% and walking by 9%, with private mileage and taxi use down by almost 20%. The companies also report an associated improvement in their environmental record and their ability to cut costs in this area.
Streetcar’s corporate scheme offers a fleet of BMWs, VW Golfs, Polos and Transporter vans and has seen membership double in the past year as organisations choose the service as an alternative to managing their own fleet or using traditional hire vehicles.
Brett Akker, Streetcar’s co-founder, said: “The scheme has helped companies reduce the costs associated with private mileage and taxi expenses, as well as providing a welcome boost to their environmental profile.”