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Medway Council promotes company travel plans both to reduce the
number of trips made by private cars in connection with business
and to reduce the overall need to travel.
The adoption of a company travel plan is a key element in the
strategy and the council intends to establish a forum of major
employers in Medway to share initiatives around travelling to work.
The reduction in traffic congestion and the improvement of air
quality that should result from travel plans are essential elements
of the council’s core values.
Travel plans form an important part of Medway's Local Transport
Plan (LTP). The third LTP, which runs
from 2011 includes the development of a new travel strategy
with a greater focus on cycling initiatives. During the second
LTP period (2006-2011) 16 workplace travel plans were adopted,
targeting in excess of 15,000 employees.
Medway Council leads the way in encouraging its staff to travel
to work in a sustainable (environmentally-friendly) way. As the
largest employer in Medway, with over 7,000 employees, the council
hopes to lead by example in implementing a travel plan that offers a practical way for staff
to help the environment through greener travel. It offers Medway
Council employees a choice of options, including:
- the Medway Carshare scheme
- bus ticket discounts
- interest-free loans
- mileage allowances for vehicles and bicycles used on
- the chance to buy bicycles at discount prices.