Transport consultancy tools to help improve air quality, reduce congestion, support the local economy and enhance health.
Travel planning needs for local authorities
Focus is moving towards outcomes focused more on health and air quality
Engagement with local business communities can be challenging and hard to reach
Population levels across the UK are predicted to increase 15% over the next 25 years to 74.3 million (source: Office for National Statistics www.ons.gov.uk, 2016)
Obesity levels are predicted to increase. Two-thirds of women and three-quarters of British men overweight by 2030 (source: World Health Organisation, 2016)
Traffic levels on UK roads are predicted to rise 19% to 55% between 2010 and 2040 (source: Road Traffic Forecasts www.gov.uk, 2015)
How can Go Travel Solutions help:
Smartgo – exclusive range of staff travel benefits with online sustainable travel engagement tool for employers and their staff
Offering of Communities Connected CIC (a joint venture with Harris Ethical) – a special purpose vehicle for local consultation through upskilling the locally unemployed
Employer engagement specialists – interaction with over 500 businesses in the last 4 years
Experience with innovative and effective initiatives to promote more sustainable forms of transport
The administration and evaluation of travel surveys and monitoring of health impacts
Development of new public transport links including partnerships between local authorities and public transport operators
Expertise in advising on walking and cycling facilities
Case Study - Gloucester and Tewkesbury Borough Sustainable Travel Programme – Personalised Travel Planning
Nature of Business
Gloucestershire County Council’s LSTF programme was designed to reduce the number of single occupancy car journeys, promote the adoption of more sustainable transport modes and also encourage the retiming of trips to avoid peak travel demand during major Highways England capital works.
Challenge - what was the primary challenge or set of challenges facing the client? What was the business case for change?
Undertake contact with 24,000 individual residencies within the project target area and support this activity with engagement at public events.
What special value did Go Travel Solutions bring?
A unique and effective model for delivering PTP, utilising Travel Advisors sourced from long-term unemployed or assisted living candidates.
Who were the stakeholders?
Gloucestershire County Council, LearnDirect and Gloucestershire residents.
Solutions - How the client identified a potential solution, why they chose to work with Go Travel Solutions and what solution was delivered.
Go Travel Solutions acted as Project Directors, employers and Project Management and Health and Safety Leads throughout the 12 month project delivery.
29,579 individual residencies were contacted (23% over target). 10% mode shift was delivered through engagement, 34 community events were also attended. At a cost of £14.03 per single contact (including the price of collateral and other incentives).
"We have worked with Go Travel Solutions on a number of projects over the last 2 years. The largest project was the Personalised Travel Planning (PTP) in Gloucester and Tewkesbury Borough. We have also worked with them on job seeker support work, designed to help local residents of Gloucestershire get back into work via the transfer of skills and use of public/active transport methods.
Their projects consistently exceeded expectations in terms of stakeholder engagement levels and have achieved a positive shift towards sustainable travel options. I would wholeheartedly recommend the Go Travel Solutions team for any work opportunities and we look forward to working with them beyond the Local Sustainable Transport Fund programme."
Thomas Evans, LSTF Programme Manager - BSc (Hons), CMILT, Gloucestershire County Council
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