Travel plans: a way forward?
journal contributionposted on 15.08.2013, 10:20 by Marcus Enoch, Stephen Ison
The travel plan can be defined as a long-term management strategy for an organisation and its various sites or business park; the plan seeks to deliver transport objectives through positive action and is articulated by a document that is regularly reviewed. Importantly, unlike more 'traditional' measures, they can be effective at reducing car use while being politically acceptable and relatively cheap and quick to introduce. Given that politicians and their officials have often seen transport problems as being extremely difficult to solve, it is therefore strange that they have seemingly ignored the apparent significant potential of the travel plan. Interviews were undertaken with ten travel plan experts in the UK, the aim being to ascertain their views on the current state of play with respect to travel plans and their predictions for the future. From these a series of recommendations is presented as to how travel plan policy may be conducted in the future.
UK Department for Transport and the National Business Travel Network
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