Environmental projects and campaigns

Corporate travel plan

Hebden Bridge railway station

A Travel Plan is a package of measures which aims to reduce the number of car journeys that people make, by providing them with a greater choice of attractive travel options. This is achieved by:

A workplace travel plan can address any or all of the following:

Fact: About 60% of all commuter trips under five miles in length are made by car. Trips of fewer than five miles are ideal for cycling journeys, or for combining walking with public transport. (Source: National Statistics / DfT 2007 )

Fact: Traffic levels in West Yorkshire increased by 12% between 1997 and 2007, a figure comparable with increases across the country. Employers have a crucial role to play in reducing traffic within the region. (Source: DfT 2008)

Why have a Travel Plan?

Having a Travel Plan enables an organisation to:

The Council’s Travel Plan

Calderdale Council’s Corporate Travel Plan (CTP) is based around three key targets. From a 2004 baseline, by 2010 the Council will:

Results of staff travel surveys carried out to date show that good progress is being made towards these targets. Current Council initiatives which have contributed to these results include:

The Council continues to work on the following projects to further the aims of the CTP:

Useful links

Metro|External link
(The name used by the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive) is the professional transport coordinating body for West Yorkshire, staffed by officers experienced in transport planning and related disciplines.

Sustrans |External link
A a sustainable transport charity working on practical projects to encourage people to walk, cycle and use public transport in order to reduce the adverse effects of motor traffic.

Campaign for Better Transport|External link (formerly Transport 2000)
The independent national body concerned with sustainable transport. It looks for answers to transport problems and aims to reduce the environmental and social impact of transport by discouraging car use and encouraging greater uptake of public transport, walking and cycling.

Fleet and Travel Plans|External link
The Energy Savings Trust (EST) works with industry, public sector and the community to meet emissions targets for the transport sector.

Last Updated: 11/11/2016