Business News for 3rd March 2010 :: WATFORD BUSINESS NETWORK TRAVEL PLAN

The main objectives of the WBNTP are to:

Minimise the amount of traffic generated by businesses in the town and
endeavour to maintain traffic levels as low as practicable

Maximise the potential and encouragement for workers to consider the use of
alternative and sustainable transport modes in relation to travel

Establish walking, cycling, the use of public transport and car sharing as
feasible and realistic alternatives to single occupancy car use for everyday
commuting

Some of the initiatives proposed within the plan include:

The appointment of a WBNTP Project Manager who will be an experienced
sustainable travel specialist

Promotion of Walking, cycling and public transport as feasible and realistic
alternatives to the car where appropriate

A bicycle loan scheme which will involve the purchase of 100 robust bicycles
over the next couple of years which will be loaned free of charge to selected
local companies

Up to date travel information made available to the management and staff of Watford Companies

Enhancement , rebranding and roll out of the Watford Journey Share System

Assistance and advice on developing in- house sustainable travel schemes

The creation of a business travel forum to create partnerships and to exchange
ideas and best practice

For further information on how your company can get involved with this exciting
scheme please contact Roger Gagan at the Chamber on 01923 442442 or email info@watfordchamber.co.uk

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