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Making a workplace travel plan can benefit your business through reducing travel costs, reducing the need for car parking and improving the health of your staff. They can also contribute to reducing congestion and carbon emissions.

What are the benefits of a workplace travel plan?

Benefits to your business or organisation include:

  • reduced travel costs for businesses
  • reduced pressure on business car parking space
  • improved health and fewer sick days for staff who choose to cycle or walk
  • a more motivated workforce.

Finding smarter ways to travel can also contribute to:

  • reduced congestion
  • reduced harmful emissions into the environment, such as greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change
  • improved quality of the environment, especially in towns and cities with reduced traffic, noise and pollutants.

What’s involved in a workplace travel plan?

Developing a workplace travel plan for your business or organisation will include:

  • a survey of how your staff travel to work
  • developing and implementing actions to encourage and support staff to walk, cycle, use public transport or carpool
  • checking the progress towards the benefits your travel plan aims to achieve.

Our travel planning toolkit will help your organisation with this.

Read the travel planning toolkit

The secret to success

Experts agree that your workplace travel plan is more likely to succeed if you have:

  • support from your chief executive and senior management

  • a travel plan coordinator who has the time and resources to develop and implement the plan

  • good internal communication with staff – it’s key to understanding their needs, getting their involvement, maintaining momentum and publicising successes.

Looking for information for staff about different travel options?

Check out our advice on options and how to keeping safe while travelling:

Want help with your workplace travel plans?

If you'd like advice on developing workplace travel plans or business travel efficiency, email us at workplacetravelplans@nzta.govt.nz.

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