The Smarter Travel Workplace Programme is being implemented in association with the National Transport Authority’s Smarter Travel Workplace. This programme aims to promote sustainable transport initiatives, decrease congestion, reduce parking pressure, improve the travel options available to staff, and to increase environmental credentials of partner workplaces.
Mobility Management Plan
A Mobility Management Plan (sometimes referred to as a Workplace Travel Plan) is an on-going strategy that facilitates, promotes, and encourages sustainable, active, and healthy modes of travel and helps reduce single-occupancy car use for journeys to and from a workplace.
Why should a workplace have a Mobility Management Plan?
Experience shows that travel plans and promotion of sustainable travel have helped workplaces reduce travel mileage and associated costs without compromising on service, as well as improving the workplace for employees. Often, issues around car parking demand, congestion and pollution have been resolved, while the site has become more accessible for employees, visitors, and customers. Employee health and fitness has also improved, often reducing the number of sick days, while promoting a better work/life balance. Consideration of sustainable travel and implementing a Mobility Management Plan also meets demands for corporate social responsibility and can be included in planning permission for new or expanded sites.
How does it work?
A Mobility Management Plan usually combines measures to reduce the need to travel in the first place, with encouragement to consider different ways to travel, including car-sharing, cycling, public transport and walking. Because the needs of every workplace differ, we work with each workplace to identify your specific needs and build a package of suggestions and recommendations around them. To do this, we will analyse staff and visitor surveys to understand travel behaviour, and assist in carrying out a site audit to identify any specific issues or needs at your location.
Limerick City and County Council are actively engaging with a number of large workplaces and campuses throughout Limerick in the Smarter Travel Workplace Programme. If your workplace is interested in developing a Mobility Management Plan or speaking with us about the possibility of joining the Programme, please contact us on 061 557 453 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.