Workplace travel plans

About workplace travel plans

Warwickshire County Council encourages businesses to implement travel plans to promote greener, cleaner travel choices.

These are typically a package of practical measures to encourage and enable staff to choose alternatives to single-occupancy car-use.

In order for a travel plan to be successful it should be tailored to suit the needs of the particular organisation in question, and have the full backing of management and staff at all levels.

Suggestions for implementation include:

  • setting up a car sharing scheme
  • providing cycle facilities
  • negotiating improved bus services
  • offering attractive flexible-working practices
  • restricting and/or charging for car parking

Benefits of a travel plan

Although the implementation of a travel plan will inevitably incur costs in terms of both time and money, the wider benefits gained arguably outweigh these:

  • reduced journey times and costs
  • improved health and morale of workforce
  • enhanced environmental company image
  • avoidance of future parking and congestion charging
  • reduced demand for on-site parking

Organisations with travel plans appear more responsible towards their employees, the local community and the environment – with the possibility of travel plans being used to gain environmental accreditations such as ISO 14001 and EMAS.

Travel plan templates and guidance

All template documents are intended to be used as guidelines. They need to be adapted to your businesses individual requirements.

Practice Note for Developers (DOC, 115 KB)
Template Company Travel Audit (PDF, 166.21 KB)
Template Travel Plan (PDF, 366.09 KB)
Template staff Survey (PDF, 221.7 KB)
Template S106 clauses (PDF, 78.42 KB)