Behaviour Change: Workplace Travel
Each day, millions of trips are made for employment purposes. The overwhelming majority of these journeys are taken by car – with subsequent congestion, pollution and parking problems. Bicycling, especially for short trips, is an excellent alternative. Governments and an increasing number of businesses and their employees are realising the benefits of this healthy, pollution and stress free form of travel.
SEGMENT - Segmentation in Mobility Management Tool (EU)
24th Apr 2013
SEGMENT is an Intelligent-Energy-Europe-funded project which tested consumer market segmentation techniques to persuade people to adopt more energy efficient forms of transport, such as walking, cycling, public transport and car sharing. The results show the potential and the limitations of segmentation, the difficulties in evaluation and the large learning potential within EU-projects.
The factors influencing car use in a cycle-friendly city: the case of Cambridge (UK)
02nd Jan 2013
This research, published in the Journal of Transport Geography in April 2013, compares the use of the car and bicycle for work, shopping and leisure trips. The key findings are that commuting distance and free workplace parking were strongly associated with use of the car for work trips, and car availability and lower levels of education were associated with car use for leisure, shopping and short-distanced commuting trips. The case of Cambridge shows that more policies could be adopted, particularly a reduction in free car parking, to increase cycling and reduce the use of the car, especially over short distances.
Denmark Park and Bike Terminal (EU)
05th Dec 2012
In 2012 the City of Aarhus, Denmark's second largest city, installed a Park and Bike Terminal that invites commuters to exchange the last part of their drive with a bike ride. The facility is located in about 7km from the city centre in Lystrup and provides parking for 100 bicycles and 60 cars. The project aims to increase the number of multi-modal trips by establishing a parking facility close to radial roads and cycle tracks.
Bike to Work Denmark (EU)
20th Nov 2012
Bike to Work was established as a national program in Denmark in 1998. The program, which runs in May each year, encourages employees to cycle to work. Around 100,000 people participate each year with employees forming teams that compete for prizes. Participants can also have their workplaces assessed for 'bike friendliness'.
Bicycle Shelters and Repair Stations at Canberra University (Australia)
20th Sep 2012
In 2012 Canberra University installed three bicycle shelters on campus. Each shelter has a bicycle repair station and will securely hold up to 17 bikes on racks.
Cycling in the Netherlands (EU)
20th Sep 2012
In 2009 the Ministry of Transport and Fietsberaad published this overview of bicycle use and bicycle policy in the Netherlands. It was produced in English and translated into French, German and Spanish. It includes case studies relating to cycling to work, school and the shops, spatial planning, end of trip facilities and infrastructure treatments.
Exploring Airport Employee Commute and Parking Strategies (USA and UK)
05th Sep 2012
This report was published in August 2012 by the US Transportation Research Board. The purpose of this report was to determine what is known about airport employee commute patterns, commute modes, and programs that provide alternatives to the drive alone commute to work.
Bike Bus (Australia)
03rd May 2012
A bike bus is a group of people who cycle to work in a group. It’s called a 'bus' because there is a set route and timetable so it can pick up more 'passengers' along the way. Cycling is a quick, fun way to get to work while keeping fit and healthy. A bike bus adds sociability and comfort. The Bike Bus website explains the concept and lists Australian bike bus routes.
San Francisco Bay Area's 18th Annual Bike to Work Day's Video (USA)
17th Apr 2012
The San Francisco Bay Area’s 18th Annual Bike to Work Day’s video is being broadcast to 2M+ Twitter followers. The video aims to spread the word about bicycling in the Bay and encourage more riders to participate in the annual Bike to Work Day which attracts hundreds of thousands of riders annually and will be held on May 10, 2012. This promotional piece is a three minute music video called ‘The Cycle Beat’ which blends a soft pop song with rap.
The Work Cycle website (International)
10th Apr 2012
The Work Cycle is a web-based showcase of workspaces that successfully integrate bicycles. It is a source of inspiration, as much as it is a celebration. The site is a project by Pixillion, a UK-Dutch digital agency. As of April 2012 the site featured about 35 workplaces from around the globe.
Google Green Transportation (USA)
16th Mar 2012
Google is working towards a carbon neutral employee commuter transportation system. They have some amazing programs in place including a bus system (with bicycle racks), biking incentives, bikes on the Google campuses, and electric cars. In this video, Google's Transportation Operations Manager talks about various innovative transportation solutions at Google, which strive to keep employees commuting as sustainably as possible.
Commerce workplace travel plan project and resources (EU)
16th Sep 2011
The objective of the COMMERCE project was to develop, deliver and mainstream activities to reduce car use amongst Europe’s commuting public, ultimately to reduce associated Co2 emissions.
Workplace Wellness Program Resources (Australia)
18th Aug 2011
In 2011 the Heart Foundation produced a series of resources to assist workplaces to develop a workplace wellness program. Workplace wellness programs can cover a broad range of health areas including nutrition, physical activity, smoking cessation and/or stress management to improve the health and well being of all staff.
Workplace Travel Plan Resources (New Zealand)
01st Aug 2011
In August 2011 the New Zealand Transport Agency published an online travel planning toolkit. The toolkit provides New Zealand workplaces with extensive guidelines, a range of resources, and a travel survey tool.
Workplace Travel Plan Resources (Australia)
01st Aug 2011
The NSW Premier's Council for Active Living (PCAL) has developed a series of resources designed to help employers develop Workplace Travel Plans. A Workplace Travel Plan is developed by an organisation to make getting to and from the workplace easier for employees, and to reduce dependence on private vehicles and parking space. A travel plan typically includes support for walking, cycling, public transport and car sharing reinforced with promotion and incentives and the management of workplace parking.
Encouraging Cycle Commuting (New Zealand)
28th Oct 2010
This research report, Bike Now: Encouraging cycle commuting in New Zealand was published in Sep 2010 by the NZ Transport Agency. The Bike Now project explored actions that could be undertaken in the workplace to encourage people to take up (and continue) cycling to work.
Standing Stone Commuter Bike Program (USA)
24th Sep 2010
In 2009 the Standing Stone Brewing Co. in Ashland Oregon established a Commuter Bike Program for their staff. Employees who have worked 1000 hours with Standing Stone and agree to bike commute at least 45 times to and from work per year receive a free commuter bicycle.
UK Tax-free bike buying 'Cyclescheme'
24th Sep 2010
With the UK's Cyclescheme, people can get a bike tax-free, which for most people means they save about 32% of the cost. They can get just about any bike they like from a local bike shop, and it's good for their health and the environment too. All details about the scheme and related information can be accessed through this site.
Cycling to work - Information for employers and employees (Australia)
20th Sep 2010
This brochure by the NSW RTA explains the benefits of employees riding to work and provides guidelines on encouraging commuting by bicycle. It was published in 2010.