Policy

Improving local transport

Supporting detail:

Working with businesses and people to reduce the need to travel

‘Alternatives to travel’ are methods for reducing or removing the need to travel through the use of information and communications technologies and flexible working. This could include:

  • working from home
  • working from a work hub or office closer to home
  • staggering working hours to avoid travelling during peak times.

There are a range of benefits associated with alternatives to travel:

  • economic - increased staff productivity, reduced travel and office costs, improved staff retention, reduced absenteeism
  • environmental - reduced transport emissions
  • social - improved quality of life and work/life balance

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