Travel Plan Networks in Hampshire
Travel Plan Networks are designed to help employers to promote use of public transport, walking, cycling, car sharing and other smarter travel behaviours among their employees, in the easiest and most cost-effective way.
The aims of the networks are:
- To offer a forum for sharing information, ideas and best practice for travel planning initiatives
- To increase awareness of sustainable travel options
- To reduce vehicle trips to partner businesses and the associated carbon emissions
- To identify potential cost savings for businesses
- To identify more efficient ways of working
- To identify and address existing barriers to sustainable commuting and business travel, helping to alleviate traffic congestion on the local road network
Overview of existing Travel Plan Networks
My Journey helps to run the following Travel Plan Networks in Hampshire. Each Travel Plan Network is supported by the My Journey team who deliver specialist travel planning advice and active travel interventions to business, with support from Chambers of Commerce, local planning authorities and public transport operators.
Southampton, Chandlers Ford and Eastleigh Travel Planners Forum: The forum has been established to inform and assist those with travel planning responsibilities. Members benefit from advice on how best to promote sustainable travel choices to staff and ease pressures associated with car travel. The Forum also aims to help improve transport issues in the area, informing the development of new services and infrastructure. It meets quarterly. The next meeting will be in Southampton, on Wednesday 15th March 2017. To find out more, to request an invitation to the online networking site, or to register to attend a meeting, please contact [email protected].
New Forest Travel Plan Network: A network was established in the New Forest, bringing together workplaces in Lymington, Brockenhurst, Ringwood and rural areas to share ideas and encourage sustainable and active travel. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 29th March at Lymignton Town Hall. Lunch is included. Please email [email protected] or search on eventbrite.
East Hampshire Travel Plan Network: A new network has been set up in East Hampshire, bringing together workplaces in Petersfield, Alton, Liss and nearby rural areas to share ideas and encourage sustainable and active travel. The next meeting of the network will be held at The Travel and Tourism Hub in Petersfield Railway Station Thursday 30th March at lunchtime. Lunch is included. For more information or to book a place at a future event, please email [email protected] or searchon eventbrite.
Enterprise M3 (Farnborough, Basingstoke, Aldershot, Andover): A new network was established in the Enterprise M3 zone, bringing together workplaces in North Hampshire to share ideas and encourage sustainable and active travel. Unfortunately after two meetings Hampshire County Council were unsuccssesful in their funding application for North Hampshire to this group has ceased to meet for the time being.