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Business Engagement support

The council has a Business Engagement team who can provide advice, key offers and personalised travel planning to help employers provide help to employees to transfer to sustainable modes of travel such as walking and cycling. For more information email: kurt.schiebl@bristol.gov.uk

Wheels to work

If you are over 16 and require help with travel to work, training or interviews, Wheels to Work may be able to help you. www.travelwest.info/wheels-to-work-west/bristol-south-gloucestershire

Do you drive for work?

Attend the Road Smart driver training course

This is a FREE course provided by the police to help drivers of all ages to improve their driving skills. Visit www.roadsmart.org for more information.

Do you manage fleet drivers or those that drive for work?

Free 20mph Driver Training Session

Help meet your road traffic collision targets, reduce the speed on vehicle repairs and the hidden cost of loss of business and staff time, demonstrate your commitment to safety and health of your colleagues and the public. Contact Bristol 20mph team to deliver our Workplace Engagement session.  Designed for fleet drivers a 30 minute presentation delivered by the 20mph team, highlighting the benefits of driving at 20mph, activities, chance to sign the pledge and driver incentives.
Contact 20mph@bristol.gov.uk

Free Posters and Workplace Packs

Contact 20mph@bristol.gov.uk

Join Brake Professional

Brake Professional is a global membership service, run by Brake, the road safety charity. Membership is low cost or free and open to professionals working in road safety including health & safety professionals, fleet managers, HR and training managers, road and vehicle engineers, emergency and health professionals, government officials and academics. The service provides professional tools, training and resources for organisations for as little as £60 per year.

Develop your Business Travel Plan

20mph makes cycling, walking and taking public transport safer and more attractive for your workforce.
A Business Travel Plan is an on-going strategy that encourages these sustainable, active and healthy modes of travel and reduces single-occupancy car use for commuting and business travel

It can:

  • Reduce travel mileage – saving on costs without compromising service
  • Improve the workplace – encouraging employees to adopt sustainable travel options
  • Address travel issues – car parking availability, congestion, pollution
  • Improve employee health and fitness – less sick days; better work-life balance

To find out more: www.travelwest.info/businesses/additional-information/travel-plan

Andrew Jenkins, Associate Director, Arup, Bristol

“I think 20 mph will shift the balance in terms of road space in the city – it’s going to lead to a better balance between different users. There are proven links between reductions in traffic speed and the severity of accidents and perceived attractiveness of walking and cycling. A 20 mph policy should therefore make Bristol’s roads safer and change the environment for all road users encouraging walking and cycling in the city.”

“There are a lot of benefits to developing a sustainable transport plan within a business. People generally like working somewhere that they can cycle or walk to, with facilities that support that, and being close to the city centre and station, as we are, helps that.”
“There are associated benefits for individuals too: it’s cheaper to cycle or walk than drive and it improves wellbeing and fitness. The sustainability and community benefits align with our business culture – we even have a company allotment for people to dig into during their lunch hour.”

“We provide specialist advice to other business and help them to develop their own travel plans and sustainable business practices. We work with employers and employees to develop an appropriate mix of facilities and management measures to encourage sustainble travel be it on foot, bicycle, public transport or car sharing. Of course the context of the business is important – it’s no good having great cycle facilities if the building is encircled by a dual carriageway.“

Arup is a design and engineering firm that has transformed some of Bristol’s landmark buildings including Colston Hall and the Harbourside. There are currently around 180 people working for Arup in the city and they recently won a Gold award at the the West of England Travel Plan awards.