About Us

Business benefits in promoting sustainable travel

  • A healthier more active workforce
  • Improved environmental, CSR, and IIP credentials
  • Additional staff benefits that have no cost
  • Allocating your resources more fairly
  • More productive use of emloyees business travel time
  • Lower business travel costs
  • Reduced CO2 emissions

The Colchester Travel Plan club was first formed in 2004 by several local organisations who needed to manage their demand for car parking and who were concerned about the impact of local traffic congestion on their business, the community and the environment.

They recognised the benefits of working together to tackle these issues through promoting active and sustainable travel to work and on business, with the added benefits of encouraging healthier lifestyles and reducing CO2 emissions.

Since then the Colchester Travel Plan Club has expanded its network of businesses and organisations committed to promoting active and sustainable travel.  The club has evolved and taken on new roles within the community, creating several unique identities under which sustainable and active travel is promoted.

We offer:

»Our experience and expertise in creating positive travel behaviour change

»Benefits you can pass onto your staff including public transport discounts, free cycle skills training and cycle to work schemes

»An ever expanding range of resources you can use to develop initiatives and promotions

»Ongoing support and ideas to keep your staff interested and inspired

To find out more about why you should join us,  click here 

Current projects

Colchester Travel Plan Club

We currently work with a range of businesses and organizations which include University of Essex, Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust, Colchester Borough Council, Defence Support Group and Click4Quote. We offer our members an extensive range of benefits, resources and knowledge to help them successfully influence their staff’s  travel behaviour.

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Lovercarcolchester is a fun and innovative Defra funding project led by Colchester Travel Plan Club in partnership with Colchester Borough Council’s Air Quality Team. The project encourages greener driving in Colchester for those journeys that have to be made by car through regular promotions and competitions. Visit www.loveurcarcolchester.co.uk to find out more!

 

 

 


Cycle Colchester aims to get more people cycling, safely. The Travel Plan Club leads on Events and Training in partnership with the local voluntary cycling community and with support from Essex County Council and Colchester Borough Council. For more information and to sign up to the monthly e-newsletter visit www.cyclecolchester.org.uk

 

 

 

North Colchester Business Park is situated on the outskirts of Colchester. Across the park there is high demand for car parking, traffic congestion at peak times and a wide variety of varying sized businesses.   The Travel Plan Club want to work with as many businesses as possible on the park  to collectively help ease the pressure on parking, identify and lobby for infrastructure improvements and promote sustainable travel options as part of an ambition to develop an Area Travel Plan.