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Research Report 262 Employer travel plans in New Zealand

Published: | Category: Integrated land use and transport systems , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

A research project was undertaken in 2001–2003 to investigate the application of employer travel plans in New Zealand. The project's focus was the identification of the most appropriate travel plan method that could be used by New Zealand organisations, and its likely impact on travel modes for the journey to work.

Case study employer travel plans were facilitated at two New Zealand organisations as part of this project.

The research project involved three main components:

  • a review of international practice and experience with employer travel plans
  • facilitation of case study employer travel plans at the Auckland Central branch of the New Zealand Police, and the Civic Offices of the Christchurch City Council
  • assessment of the results of the employer travel plan case studies.

The case studies demonstrated that the standard employer travel plan process can be applied in the New Zealand context. Issues did arise in implementation of this process that were similar to tose experienced internationally. Travel behaviour changes similar to those achieved internationally were observed.

Keywords: employee, employer, New Zealand, planning, public transport, staff, transport, travel demand management (TDM), travel plan, travel survey

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  • Published: 2004
  • Reference: 262