Policy Green Travel Plan

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5. Managing the Green Travel Plan

Communicating and raising awareness of the Plan

The plan will be launched and promoted via a flow of messages aimed primarily at staff and also members. Elected members will be included in these communications as appropriate. The public will also be made aware of the plan, e.g. via social media and newsletters.

  • Promote the use of WhatsApp car sharing commuter groups for our move to Blackdown House manual, staff awareness seminars, intranet and a direct e-mail campaign
  • Update and maintain travel information pages on intranet and public-facing travel information pages for visitors
  • Include relevant items on alternative travel options and incentives in Team Brief (e.g. the hire vehicle, pedal assist electric bicycle trials and purchase via the cycle purchase scheme, accessing discounted public transport deals)
  • Work with Human Resources to co-ordinate promotion of incentives as part of staff benefits campaigns
  • Provide a regular stock of walking, cycling, public transport and car sharing information and leaflets e.g. via reception areas
  • Provide new employees with information on their journey options.


Monitoring and review

Annual travel surveys will take place to monitor the effects of this plan. It is hoped that these surveys will show a positive change in travel patterns following the implementation of the plan.


Roles and responsibilities

This policy will be jointly owned by the Strategic Leads for Housing Health and Environment and Organisational Development and Transformation.


Supporting documentation

Green travel plans from the following organisations have been consulted to inform East Devon’s

Green Travel Plan:

Devon County Council, Teignbridge District Council, Gloucester City Council

Met Office

Exeter University

Bristol University

We would like to record our thanks to these organisations who have made their plans available either in person or via their webpages.

When this policy has been published and will be reviewed

Policy published 11 August 2020 (due for review by 1 January 2023)