Sustainable transport for a more productive workforce

By Lancashire Business View

12 Oct 2018

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Reducing the number of vehicles on our roads and embracing more active modes of transport will result in a healthier and more productive workforce population.

In turn, this will contribute to increased economic growth for Lancashire. With reduced carbon emissions comes wider social and environmental benefits.

The Connecting East Lancashire project links people to employment, skill sites and colleges across East Lancashire.

Our project aims to promote and enable active travel, address issues of physical inactivity and remove barriers to sustainable transport.

The Connecting East Lancashire project works with local employers offering tools, resources and support to help bring about such behaviour change. The project encourages colleagues to travel sustainably whenever they can.

We have a range of initiatives and support including: assistance and delivery of travel-to-work surveys and site audits; mapping of employee postcodes and identifying public transport, walking and cycling routes in relation to employment sites; cycle training and bike maintenance sessions; bike hire schemes; interactive roadshow events and workplace challenges; personalised journey planning advice and transport assistance; and provision of information and resources to promote sustainable transport.

We also have community-based projects including cycle training and support for residents, and helping job seekers access work and training.

To find out more, contact one of our five project officers: Obed Enninful covers Burnley, Melanie Taylor and Cheryl Sandford cover Blackburn with Darwen, Amanda Jenkinson covers Hyndburn and Rossendale, and Caroline Holden covers Pendle & Ribble Valley.

[email protected] - www.connectingeastlancashire.org.uk - Twitter

 

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