The role of the Travel Plan Coordinator is critical to the effective implementation and operation of the Travel Plan and is responsible for ensuring that the measures set out in the Travel Plan are implemented from the outset.
For Travel Plans required as part of a planning approval, the Travel Plan measures will need to be agreed with the Local Planning Authority and/or the Local Transport Authority and should be tailored to the specific needs of the development.
Travel Plan measures usually follow the ‘Carrot and Stick’ approach, either aiming to encourage sustainable travel by offering benefits/incentives and also by introducing disincentives. Travel Plan measures are also often described as ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ measures, with ‘hard’ measures being the physical infrastructure that is designed into the development and ‘soft’ measures are things such as the provision of transport information and management practices. Examples of some of the Travel Plan Measures that may be introduced are as follows:
- Provision of secure cycle parking, showers, lockers and changing facilities
- Promoting car sharing
- Offer staff the opportunity to work from home
- Where possible recruit staff from the local area
- Provide travel information
- Take part in local and national events
- Tighter car park management
- Reduced mileage allowances
Looking for a Travel Plan Coordinator?
Sanderson Associates have enjoyed over 33 years in business, our qualified engineers have extensive experience as acting as Travel Plan Coordinators for a wide variety of major and minor developments throughout the whole of the UK, Isle of Man and Ireland.
We would be pleased to provide you with our competitive fee proposal to act as your Travel Plan Coordinator, please call us on 01924 844080 or click here to complete our secure online form.