Changing commutes can be positive

Encouraging your staff to MK the switch and change their commute to work can be met by a number of hurdles. Getting your team past them makes the race towards a sustainable travel plan a lot easier.

We’ve compiled a list of positives for you to use in your transport campaign.

Walk to work

  • Walking is the most common form of physical activity
  • It’s also the least polluting form of transport. 
  • Walking through urban spaces reduces the risk of others being harmed through pollution or accidents.
  • There’s no need for special equipment (apart from some comfy shoes)
  • No need to install specialist storage or equipment at your premises
  • Choosing to walk a commute provides a predictable journey time, with less likelihood of lateness.

Travel by bike

  • Cycling in Milton Keynes is made more convenient by the Red Route cycle network
  • Staff can improve their fitness and mental wellbeing by enjoying an active commute
  • Reduces the number of car parking spaces needed
  • Fewer cars on the roads mean less congestion
  • One of the most carbon-neutral forms of transport

Hop on a bus or train

  • Commuting by public transport allows users to shut off and relax to and from work
  • Annually, public transport is more cost-effective than driving
  • Bus lanes reduce the likelihood of lateness caused by congestion
  • Studies have shown that workers who catch the bus are calmer and happier
  • Public transport again creates relatively predictable journey times
  • The walk to and from bus stops and train stations improves health and increases fitness

Try a carshare

  • Car sharing can reduce the number of miles you put on your car and save you money in fuel and maintenance costs
  • Sharing the drive can also reduce your stress levels
  • If you commute with someone else in your company you can get to learn about their department and work
  • You could even make new friends or be a part of a new social group
  • Use Milton Keynes Liftshare to find someone who’s travelling the same journey, save on fuel, have some company on the commute
  • If your business has less than 250 employees you can have your own closed group on Liftshare, meaning you can arrange journeys with other people in your company.

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