Workplace Travel Planning What are the benefits? Being a responsible future thinking organisation Cost savings for organisations that provide wider transport choices to employees Happier and healthier employees who are less sick and more productive A greater sense of community with neighbouring businesses and local residents. What does a travel plan look like? Depending on the location, size and nature of an organisation travel plans will vary. For some it will be a written document signed off by senior management while for others it will be a statement of intent. It will change over time and needs to be flexible to accommodate our changing environments. A travel plan is an active process. The Let’s Go team will work with you to decide what will work best for your organisation. What is required from an organisation? Travel planning starts with the willingness to bring about change and commitment to reduce the amount of car journeys within an organisation. This involves an analysis of how employees are travelling to and from work. To make travel planning successful at a workplace, we will ask how an organisation can support staff to utilise active forms of transport such as walking, cycling, ridesharing and using public transport. This can involve: Creating bike storage/lock ups, changing facilities for staff Safe-route maps for cyclists and pedestrians Cycle skill training sessions if required Regular in-house competitions with prizes and other incentives to promote active transport What support will the Let’s Go team provide? We will provide a free Starter Pack full of tips and suggestions. Support from the Let’s Go Travel Planner every step of the way, and potential financial support with minor infrastructure upgrades and incentive schemes such as merchandise and spot prizes. Improved public infrastructure for safer and easier walking and cycling throughout the Whanganui District. Links to cycling skill training programmes. Health and safety tips and links. Travel maps.