Epping Forest District Council staff travel survey

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Background

Work has started to assess one of the most important elements of Transformation. Project Centre – a specialist travel consultant – has been employed to give us the answers to staff car-parking, public transport, cycling and other ways of travelling to work under the new flexible working and revised accommodation arrangements by creating a Staff Travel Plan. Kim Durrani is leading the project – you can learn more about it from the staff briefing and District Lines.

We have all speculated about parking in particular. Project Centre will give us the answers. The Travel Plan developed by Project Centre will tell us:

  • Where we are now
  • How to improve our current arrangements
  • What we will need to make Transformation work following the Accommodation Review and implementation of Flexible Working

More information

The first phase to assess our current arrangements has already started. Project Centre has been carrying out an audit of all our buildings and staff travel facilities including:

  • The capacity and design of our staff car-parks
  • Alternative forms of transport such as motor-bikes, bicycles, walking
  • Public transport (mainly buses and trains but also taxi-hire)
  • Changing facilities and showers.

However, facilities are only part of the picture. We also need to understand your needs. We need your help to get it right.

We are urging every member of staff, regardless of how you travel to work – or work from home – to complete the staff travel survey.

What happens next?

Results of the survey will instruct our plans for the redevelopment of the Civic Offices and the use of our other sites across the district. It will benefit us as individuals and as an organisation. It will also provide wider environmental benefits for the district as a whole.

By playing our part we can:

  • Reduce traffic congestion and pollution by getting more of our cars off the district’s roads
  • Improve our personal health and work/life balance by spending less time travelling and more time doing the things we like
  • Save money by paying less for petrol, diesel, Pay and Display parking and public transport fares
  • Increase our efficiency at work through smart-working and reduced office accommodation costs

We can’t wait for the redevelopment of the Civic Offices. New on-street parking restrictions will affect Epping later this year. We are already looking at temporary use of the former school site in St John’s Road and other initiatives to help staff, but we need more.

Our current reliance on cars has to reduce – staying as we are is not an option. By completing the survey, you will play your part in giving us the information we need to make the right choices and find the right solutions.

Drop-in session

A drop-in session will be attended by Council colleagues and staff from Project Centre in the staff canteen in the Civic Offices in Epping Forest District Council on Wednesday 4 July, 11am-2pm, to give you an opportunity to ask questions face-to-face.

Local case studies

A man living in Writtle (a small village about 3 miles from Chelmsford) was catching the bus each day to work in the city. He realised this was not the cheapest and he wasn’t getting very much physical exercise so invested in a bike. He now cycles into town, utilising the fantastic off-road route linking Writtle and Chelmsford. He has since said he feels a lot healthier and happier.

A woman in Chelmsford began, who began carsharing with two colleagues a while ago, says that it saves them a lot in fuel and parking, makes congestion easier to deal with (having someone to chat to) and that they’ve all become really good friends. Separate to that, she’s also just undergone a cycling confidence course, helping her feel comfortable and safe riding on the roads near her home, and is planning to now cycle to her nearest town, where she previously drove.

A further education student in Colchester was being driven from his rural home to college to study. He then took a low-power motorbike course and bought himself a bike. He said he not only saves a huge amount compared to driving a car but he’s also able to jump through static car traffic.

A man who previously used to drive and park in the centre of Chelmsford for work realised that it was far cheaper to use a park-and-ride site. This enabled him to save money and jump some of the traffic by using the bus lanes.

Have your say

Your views are important to us. Please fill in the survey  by Sunday 22 July.

Individual information will be anonymised to protect your privacy.

 

If you have any questions please email parking@eppingforestdc.gov.uk with the subject ‘Staff Survey Questionnaire’.

Background

Background

Work has started to assess one of the most important elements of Transformation. Project Centre – a specialist travel consultant – has been employed to give us the answers to staff car-parking, public transport, cycling and other ways of travelling to work under the new flexible working and revised accommodation arrangements by creating a Staff Travel Plan. Kim Durrani is leading the project – you can learn more about it from the staff briefing and District Lines.

We have all speculated about parking in particular. Project Centre will give us the answers. The Travel Plan developed by Project Centre will tell us:

  • Where we are now
  • How to improve our current arrangements
  • What we will need to make Transformation work following the Accommodation Review and implementation of Flexible Working
More information

More information

The first phase to assess our current arrangements has already started. Project Centre has been carrying out an audit of all our buildings and staff travel facilities including:

  • The capacity and design of our staff car-parks
  • Alternative forms of transport such as motor-bikes, bicycles, walking
  • Public transport (mainly buses and trains but also taxi-hire)
  • Changing facilities and showers.

However, facilities are only part of the picture. We also need to understand your needs. We need your help to get it right.

We are urging every member of staff, regardless of how you travel to work – or work from home – to complete the staff travel survey.

What happens next?

What happens next?

Results of the survey will instruct our plans for the redevelopment of the Civic Offices and the use of our other sites across the district. It will benefit us as individuals and as an organisation. It will also provide wider environmental benefits for the district as a whole.

By playing our part we can:

  • Reduce traffic congestion and pollution by getting more of our cars off the district’s roads
  • Improve our personal health and work/life balance by spending less time travelling and more time doing the things we like
  • Save money by paying less for petrol, diesel, Pay and Display parking and public transport fares
  • Increase our efficiency at work through smart-working and reduced office accommodation costs

We can’t wait for the redevelopment of the Civic Offices. New on-street parking restrictions will affect Epping later this year. We are already looking at temporary use of the former school site in St John’s Road and other initiatives to help staff, but we need more.

Our current reliance on cars has to reduce – staying as we are is not an option. By completing the survey, you will play your part in giving us the information we need to make the right choices and find the right solutions.

Drop-in session

Drop-in session

A drop-in session will be attended by Council colleagues and staff from Project Centre in the staff canteen in the Civic Offices in Epping Forest District Council on Wednesday 4 July, 11am-2pm, to give you an opportunity to ask questions face-to-face.

Local case studies

Local case studies

A man living in Writtle (a small village about 3 miles from Chelmsford) was catching the bus each day to work in the city. He realised this was not the cheapest and he wasn’t getting very much physical exercise so invested in a bike. He now cycles into town, utilising the fantastic off-road route linking Writtle and Chelmsford. He has since said he feels a lot healthier and happier.

A woman in Chelmsford began, who began carsharing with two colleagues a while ago, says that it saves them a lot in fuel and parking, makes congestion easier to deal with (having someone to chat to) and that they’ve all become really good friends. Separate to that, she’s also just undergone a cycling confidence course, helping her feel comfortable and safe riding on the roads near her home, and is planning to now cycle to her nearest town, where she previously drove.

A further education student in Colchester was being driven from his rural home to college to study. He then took a low-power motorbike course and bought himself a bike. He said he not only saves a huge amount compared to driving a car but he’s also able to jump through static car traffic.

A man who previously used to drive and park in the centre of Chelmsford for work realised that it was far cheaper to use a park-and-ride site. This enabled him to save money and jump some of the traffic by using the bus lanes.

Have your say

Have your say

Your views are important to us. Please fill in the survey  by Sunday 22 July.

Individual information will be anonymised to protect your privacy.

 

If you have any questions please email parking@eppingforestdc.gov.uk with the subject ‘Staff Survey Questionnaire’.

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Your views are important to us, please fill in the online survey below by Sunday 22 July 2018.


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