Travel Plan Toolkit
If your business or organisation would like to create a Travel Plan, but you don't know where to start, we are here to help.
Our Travel Plan Toolkit is divided into separate sections. Each section looks at a different area of the Travel Planning process. There are also several appendices where you can find templates and more in-depth information.
What is a Travel Plan and what are the benefits to my organisation?
Find out basic information about Travel Plans, what benefits they bring and why you should consider developing one at your business.
What information do we need to put into our Travel Plan?
Find out about the Travel Plan document and get a brief breakdown of the information that we would expect to be included in a Travel Plan.
What are the best ways to market and promote our Travel Plan?
Marketing your Travel Plan properly is essential to its success. Find out the best ways to communicate your Travel Plan to the right people.
Get tips on marketing techniques, promotional events and branding your communications.
How can we achieve and maintain Travel Plan success?
There are many things that you can do that will your Travel Plan to be a success. Find out how your Travel Plan can bring you the benefits that you set out to get.
How do we monitor the success of our Travel Plan?
Without careful monitoring, you will have no way of knowing if your Travel Plan is delivering what it set out to achieve.
Find out ways to monitor its success, giving useful tips on surveys and timescales.
Travel Plan measures: Promoting cycling and walking
The promotion of active travel, such as walking and cycling, is a fundamental element of most Travel Plans.
Get tips on measures you can put in place to help you to encourage your staff to cycle or walk to work.
Travel Plan measures: Promoting Public Transport
Public transport could replace the use of the car for many commuter and leisure trips. Find out some of the things you can do to encourage staff and customers to use buses or trains.
Travel Plan measures: Business Travel
Find out how you can reduce costs spent on your fleet vehicle and mileage payments for staff who travel for their role. A Travel Plan is not just about commuting; it looks to reduce all vehicle trips.
Download: Travel Plan measures: Business Travel
Travel Plan measures: Discouraging single occupancy car journeys
Find out how you can actively discourage the use of the private car. These measures are especially useful if your company currently has an issue with parking provision being in too high a demand, or if you spend a lot of money subsidising extra parking for your employees.
How do we put our Travel Plan into a suitable document?
Travel Plans need to be written down in a suitable document that explains all the relevant information about what you are doing to reduce single occupancy car trips and what you are hoping to achieve.
Get help on how you can put together your document to make it easier and more interesting for the reader, whilst still including the information that is needed.
Get more information about the Travel Planning process and look at templates to help you get started.
The Role of Travel Plan Coordinator
Every Travel Plan will need someone to coordinate its day-to-day activities.
Find out what is required of a Travel Plan Coordinator and gives an example job description that may be useful when appointing your own TPC.
Framework Travel Plan
Look a sample layout of a Travel Plan document, with explanations of what information should be included in each section.
This download is ideal to use as a reference when putting your own document together.
Download: Appendix 2 - Framework Travel Plan
Example of a travel survey
When monitoring your Travel Plan, you will need to survey your staff and/or customers about their travel behaviour.
This download includes a sample survey that you can use as a basis for your own, to make sure you get the right information in the results.
Download: Appendix 3 - Example Travel Survey
Travel Plan success stories
Read some Travel Planning case studies from around the city. Each study explains what they did in their Travel Plans and then the results and benefits that they received.
Download: Appendix 4 - Travel Plan success stories