Reduce traffic congestion in Lancaster
23rd September 2013
... Comments

             Working together to reduce traffic congestion in Lancaster 

Lancashire County Council Sustainable Travel Team offers FREE support to businesses in delivering sustainable travel initiatives ie. activities based around car share, walking, cycling and using public transport.

Could this link into an existing initiative that is already being taken forward by your business? Perhaps we can help you meet corporate social responsibility targets or improve staff health & wellbeing. What would be useful to you?

ü  Advice on cycle storage

ü  Advice on setting up a Cycle to Work Scheme

ü  Promote car sharing

ü  Mapping of employee postcodes – useful for showing potential car sharing clusters

ü  Help with the design of a Travel Survey – you can ask the questions you want to know the answers to e.g. how many employees would like to buy a bike through a company Cycle to Work scheme?

ü  LCC host and analyse a Travel Survey for employees either online or hard copy - Travel Surveys typically show around a third of employees are interested in changing travel habits

ü  Arrange cycle training for complete beginners to employees who haven’t been on a bike for a while and aren’t confident about cycling to work

ü  Arrange cycle maintenance sessions

ü  Provide maps of local cycle and walking routes

ü  Provide leaflets raising awareness of health benefits of active travel

ü  Help organise Health & Wellbeing promotions/Non-Drive to Work event

ü  Personal journey planning

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to individual businesses and organisations based in and around Lancaster. What can the grant be used for? Examples of possible sustainable travel initiatives depending on the focus of the business:

  • Showers
  • Lockers
  • Cycle storage
  • Pool bikes
  • Personal Travel Plans 

Tailored support is available to meet your business needs from 'light touch' around sustainable travel, to in-depth support on a sustainable travel strategy. If you would like to view our short videos about a few Lancashire based employers who have implemented various sustainable travel measures please visit:

For further information please contact:

Amy Coulson                       Telephone - 01772 530201


If you would like to find out more about how we can help with your local marketing view this video at video or just get in touch.


This article posted by David Morgan thebestof Lancaster. For information about the Lancaster and Morecambe area visit or contact David by telephone on 07877 346450, by email

About the Author

David M

Member since: 10th July 2012

Hi, my name is David Morgan and I am the proud owner of thebestof Lancaster.

To see a short video about how I promote YOUR business click on

Popular Categories