Kick Start your Sustainable Travel 2017

Is your organisation looking into reducing the number of cars travelling to your site?  Are you about to relocate your business premises? Are you in the midst of recruitment or just looking to advise your staff on travelling sustainably?

SEStran, the Regional Transport Partnership for the South East of Scotland, are keen to promote greener transport modes across the Region. http://www.sestran.gov.uk/

They aim to achieve this through supporting Travel Planning, which focuses on reducing the number of single occupancy car journeys, particularly large employers where maximum impact can be achieved.

SEStran has extensive experience in providing assistance to organisations in creating or implementing a Travel Plan.  A Travel Plan is a package of measures which helps employees and visitors to make sustainable travel choices.  Through the process, areas of improvement will become apparent and specific targets for each travel mode should be set. 

The Region’s car-sharing website, TripshareSEStran.com is a resource that offers people a way of linking up with others who want to travel in a more environmentally-friendly manner through sharing journeys.

In 2016/17 SEStran administered the Sustainable and Active Travel Grant Scheme (SATGS) to encourage the uptake of Travel Plans.  SEStran are currently reviewing eligibility for SATGS, which they are aiming to launch early in the new financial year (2017/18). 

Become a Cycle Friendly Employer

This nationally recognised award is for Scottish organisations committed to increasing cycling.  The aim of this award:
 

  • providing tools and incentives to promote cycling in the workplace

  • rewarding those organisations already working hard to increase workplace cycling

  • providing ‘best practice’ guidance on commuting

  • providing a tool to help improve a sustainable travel plan

By registering for the Cycle Friendly Employer Award you can receive one to one support from a service centre representative and develop an action plan to increase cycling at your workplace. For further information, please contact the Embedded Cycling Scotland Officer Peter Jackson peter.jackson@sestran.gov.uk or on 0131 524 5155

Contact SEStran on 0131 524 5150 or email lisa.freeman@sestran.gov.uk