London helps businesses changing their mobility habits
TfL is launching three new schemes to assist businesses in providing facilities for staff who want to reduce their dependency on private cars. Under the new schemes, if companies draw up workplace travel plans which lay out how they will encourage and help their staff to use sustainable transport - like cycling, walking or public transport - in return they can be offered the following incentives:
> Up to £1,000 match funding for facilities including showers, lockers and drying facilities,
> Free cycle stands for up to 40 bicycles,
> Trade-price Raleigh bicycles for pool cycle facilities.
As part of a TfL-funded scheme, London boroughs offer free consultations with workplace travel advisors to produce travel plans.
These plans can include initiatives to encourage cycling, walking, public transport use, flexible working and teleworking.