Aspire is proud to be a member of the Travel Plan Network, a membership scheme for any employer who is committed to encouraging their staff to travel to work in a sustainable way. Here in West Yorkshire the Travel Plan Network is delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
As members we are working in partnership with over 200 other organisations towards creating a better environment. We would like to see the number of single car occupancy drivers travelling to work reduce by encouraging the use of alternative means of travel. This will help to reduce congestion in urban areas, improve the quality of the local air supply and promote healthier living and a more active lifestyle.
We already operate a Cycle2Work Scheme and, as members of the Travel Plan Network, staff can enjoy up to a 15% discount on the cost of purchasing an Annual Travel Card. What’s more, staff can pay for their discounted bicycle or Annual Travel Card via a monthly deduction from their salary so spreading the cost over the whole year.
Each year the West Yorkshire Travel Plan Network undertakes a Travel to Work survey. We will be encouraging all staff to take part in the survey so that we can measure how effective our sustainable travel initiatives are. We’ll let you know when the next survey is being undertaken.
You can keep up to date with all the news from the West Yorkshire Travel Plan Network at their website.