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NW Leicester project:

Go Travel Solutions is managing an engagement project for Leicester City Council focused on the businesses located in NW Leicester, specifically those businesses with premises on Bursom or Gorse Hill Industrial Estates and the surrounding area. The key objective of the project is to make both business owners and employees aware of the initiatives available through the Choose How You Move Programme which will help them to travel more sustainably and, secondly, to reduce travel barriers to new employees.  

Businesses in Leicester are being encouraged to take part in a trial scheme offering reduced cost Park and Ride season tickets to their staff.

Leicester City and Leicestershire County councils have teamed up to trial a new introductory discount scheme aimed at commuters that travel into the city regularly, but who have not yet taken advantage of the Park and Ride service.

Brings 16 years’ project management expertise to support project delivery for sustainable transport customers 

Go Travel Solutions has appointed John Keenan as its new Senior Project Manager. 

In his new role, John will be based at Go Travel Solutions' office in Leicester, with responsibility for managing the majority of projects delivered through this office. Using best practice in project management, he will focus on enhancing the impact of the company's sustainable transport projects for customers and partners nationwide.

Review conducted by Go Travel Solutions shows that single car drivers have significantly decreased with increase in number of walkers over last five years

The University of Leicester has completed a comprehensive review of how the travel plans of its 28,000 staff and students have changed over the last five years. 

The review, conducted by Leicester-based sustainable travel specialist, Go Travel Solutions, revealed that the numbers of staff and students driving alone has dramatically reduced (from 49 per cent in 2010 to 37 per cent in 2015 for staff and from 9 per cent in 2010 to 5 per cent in 2015 for students). In addition, staff walking to campus has increased from 16 per cent to 21 per cent and students walking is up from 56 per cent to 62 per cent over the same time period.

The review of the University of Leicester Travel Plan included a University-wide staff and student survey, carbon calculations, GIS mapping of postcode data for bus, walk and cycle routes and advice on data capture.

Sandra Lee, Sustainability Officer at the University of Leicester said: “We are extremely proud that the previous Travel Plan was held by Leicester City Council as an exemplar Plan and that we have enabled a significant number of staff and students to choose more sustainable travel modes by providing enhanced facilities, discounts and increased travel options. The University is highly committed to sustainability and this review enables us to develop a new phase of our Travel Plan to help to reduce our environmental impact and to enhance the provision of alternatives.”

Robin Pointon, Managing Director of Go Travel Solutions added: “Since the first travel plan in 2010, the University has committed to reducing its overall environmental impact through transport related emissions. The 2015 Travel Survey has highlighted the potential for greater use of sustainable travel by staff and students with over 100 staff, who are existing single car drivers, expressing a willingness to travel more sustainably to work, for example. 

“As members of Smartgo Leicester we look forward to supporting the University and encouraging greater use of sustainable forms of travel for staff and students alike,” Robin continued.

 

About Go Travel Solutions:

Go Travel Solutions is a specialist sustainable transport consultancy serving businesses, public bodies and transport operators. See us online at www.go-travel-solutions.com, follow us on Twitter at @GoTravSolutions or connect to us on LinkedIn.

 

Leicester has submitted a bid for a major programme to develop Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycle (EAPC) hubs.

Leicester City Council and Leicester-based sustainable travel specialist, Go Travel Solutions, have successfully progressed through the Expression of Interest stage. A full application has now been submitted to apply for a share of the £500,000 funding that the Department for Transport has made available for cities, rural areas and tourism hotspots in England, outside of London, to develop shared Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycle (EAPC) hubs.

Study commissioned by Reaching People partnership identifies five key recommendations for key local community transport providers to improve services.

A recent survey of the key community transport providers in Leicester has identified five key recommendations to develop and improve local services through more effective collaboration. 

The recommendations focus on sharing journeys, sharing vehicles, sharing skills, sharing recruitment, and sharing as a network. The aim of the recommendations is to improve co-ordination of the services that community transport providers and community groups provide for the hundreds of people who use the services each year in the city.

Follows successful launches of new local and national sustainable travel projects  

Leicester-based business, Go Travel Solutions is strengthening its core team and developing new UK office locations at the start of 2014. This announcement follows a series of recent successful local and national project launches and contract wins including Smartgo sustainable travel networks in Leicester, Stevenage and Milton Keynes, Personalised Travel Planning in Gloucester, and work on the Leicester Fit 4 Business programme.

Will provide Leicester City Council with business engagement services to support the Leicester Fit for Business programme

Go Travel Solutions, the Leicester and Bath-based sustainable transport consultancy, has won a major contract from Leicester City Council to promote the Leicester Fit 4 Business (F4B) programme to businesses in the city.

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Our UK Midlands/ registered Office:

Go Travel Solutions 

3 Friars Mill,
Bath Lane,
Leicester, LE3 5BJ

Our UK South Office:

Broad Quay House,
Prince Street,
Bristol,
BS1 4DJ 

 

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