Travelwise Choices is a free programme that assists with workplace travel planning and supports smarter transport options for Businesses.
If your organization or business has a large workforce with a range of commuting patterns, you may need to look at a wide variety of transport options to accommodate everyone’s needs. One way to manage everyone’s needs is by creating a travel plan.
A workplace travel plan provides solutions to workplace transport issues. Staff and management work together to develop a responsive and coordinated plan for the business. The result is greater choice for employees' journeys to work, better service for clients and visitors to the company, and more effective management of business travel and freight.
Introducing a travel plan to your organization or workplace can provide a wide range of benefits to both you and your staff, including solutions to workplace transport issues Staff and management work together to develop a responsive and coordinated plan for the business. The result is greater choice for employees' journeys to work, better service for clients and visitors to the company, and more effective management of business travel and freight. There are a number of trends driving organizations to look at developing travel demand management plans to support employee travel. From encouraging flexible working to promoting public transport, there are many ways to accommodate commuter journeys – and Auckland Transport can help.
The benefits of a travel plan
By reducing the number of vehicles going to your workplace and increasing accessibility through more travel options, organisations can:
- Save on car parking.
- Release land for development needs.
- Reduce the costs of running vehicle fleets.
- Improve staff productivity.
- Provide community and environmental benefits.
- Offer benefits to staff.
- Improve your company image.
We reduce the number of vehicles by putting travel planning solutions in place:
- Parking management.
- Secure cycle facilities.
- Showers and lockers for walkers, joggers and cyclists.
- Communication and promotion (e.g. passenger transport clinics).
- Fleet bikes and public transport passes for business travel.
- Flexible working arrangements.
- Staff transport subsidies.
AT can also provide support to Travelwise Choices organisations by coming to your workplace to let employees know about travel options. The first visit is free and our team will be on site for approximately 2 hours. We will then provide ongoing support for your business, including journey planning, timetable information, policy templates and other resources to help assist and expand staff travel options.