Future of Transport

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The Future of Transport survey was shared with organisations and their employees across the Greater Exeter area.

The questions were designed to encourage respondents to think about more sustainable options for their travel to work.

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Over 70% of respondents strongly agreed that: ‘In order to help our region reach its Net Zero carbon targets, I believe it’s important to try and travel more sustainably.’

Survey respondents

Shared by local authorities, businesses and other organisations across Exeter and surrounding areas.
  • 76% of respondents were employers
  • 19% Employer or self-employed
  • 5% Left blank

Survey ran from May – July 2021
Total no. survey responses: 336

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Where are employees working?

50

Working from home

22

In the office

28

Blend of both

Employees also said:

Had seen a change in their work location since the pandemic

Believe in future they will blend WFH and in the workplace

Estimate they’ll be in their workplace 1-2 days per week

Estimate they’ll be in their workplace 3-4 days per week

Return to workplace policy

Everyone will return

Majority will do blend

Majority will WFH

Majority will return

No return to work policy in place

Other

  • Almost equal split between a full return to work and blended approach
  • Difference between employee / employer expectations on working locations
  • Through return to the workplace policies, employers’ have an opportunity to create change in travel to work habits BUT…
53
of employers have NO sustainable transport policies in place for their workforce
64
are not planning to introduce any sustainable transport policies

Employee current modes of transport

66

Regularly travel by car

33

Regularly use active travel modes

5

Regularly use public transport

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What sustainable transport options would employees consider?

34%

CYCLE

34%

TRAIN

34%

BUS

27%

WALK

25%

CAR SHARE

18%

CO CARS

15%

CO BIKES

7%

OTHER

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Employer’s sustainable transport policies

2
  • Plan to introduce a workplace parking levy
  • Plan to introduce loans for train season tickets
  • Have a workplace parking levy
  • Have loans for train season tickets
  • Promote the Co Bikes network
  • Offer discounted Stagecoach bus tickets
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  • Plan to offer discounted Stagecoach bus tickets
  • Plan to provide access to a car share scheme (e.g. Liftshare)
  • Provide access to a car share scheme e.g. Liftshare
  • Plan to limit days per week employees can park on site
5
  • Plan to join a car club (e.g. Co Cars)
  • Limit days per week employees can park on site
7
  • Plan to promote the Co Bikes network
  • Plan to offer a cycle to work scheme
  • Are car club members (e.g. Co Cars)
25
  • Offer a cycle to work scheme
53
  • No policies currently in place

CASE STUDY

“Sustainability is central to our business. For example, our new Exeter plant recycles, processes and makes a timber alternative from bulky plastics that were destined for landfill. We offer a popular staff cycle to work scheme and have added shower facilities at our HQ to enable them to freshen up at the end of their commute.

Several of our staff car share from Ivybridge, helping to reduce their environmental impact whilst also making more efficient use of our on-site parking.

Using public transport is more of a challenge. Staff travelling from other local towns to Marsh Barton need to change services and the timetables rarely suit our operating hours. However, we try and accommodate via flexi working wherever possible.”

SIMON ALMOND
MANAGING DIRECTOR, DEVON CONTRACT WASTE

THE FUTURE

Did you know how easy it is to implement / adopt sustainable transport policies into your workplace. Here’s some links and ideas of how you can do this:

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