Leicestershire County Council
Business and residential developments
A travel plan is a package of measures or agreed outcomes aimed at reducing reliance on the private motor vehicle and reducing congestion. It is a process rather than a policy document. Indeed, completing the document itself is only the start of the process.
Property developers or their agents may be required to provide a travel plan as a condition to gaining planning consent. A typical travel plan for a new residential or business development will provide for the promotion of sustainable travel through developer-funded marketing initiatives, contributions to public transport and to walking and cycling infrastructure.
A successful travel plan involves continuous monitoring (for example, surveys), review and improvement over time. So it does require a high level of debate about transport problems, options and future action, as well as a high-level management commitment. But where a plan is likely to deliver significant reductions in the use of private cars, this could reduce the scale of highway works required to off-set the development’s traffic impacts and could, in certain circumstances, result in the need for less off-street parking.
We have created a detailed guidance document to give businesses, planning officers, property developers and their agents, step-by-step advice about developing good quality travel plans.
Schools and Colleges
Modeshift STARS Schools Guidance
The STARS (Sustainable Travel Accreditation & Recognition for Schools) scheme is a new way of planning, monitoring and reporting any healthy travel activities such as cycling, walking and scooting that you promote to your pupils.
The scheme is completely free, backed nationally by the Government, and proudly supported by Leicestershire County Council.
What’s in it for you?
- A safer, congestion free environment outside the school gates.
- Healthier, happier students.
- A hassle free way to write a travel plan.
- Performing schools could be named regional or national school of the year at the Modeshift National Sustainable Travel Awards.
View our Modeshift STARS toolkit for ideas on how you can get started.
Today we are in Welland Park providing cycling and walking advice We are offering E-bike trials, Dr Bike, bike security marking and more! Check out the amazing E-cargo bike that a local family uses every day for school runs, commuting, shopping and more!
Our final active travel afternoon takes place at Welland Park in Market Harborough from 12 today. Come down and see us – there are free bike checks, travel advice, security marking, loads of resources and advice, and lots more.
Tomorrow is our final active travel afternoon! FREE bike checks, security marking, e-bike trials, active travel rewards and travel advice are just some of the exciting activities at Welland Park, Market Harborough, 12-4pm. Pre-book for some activities at crowd.in/WDsM8z
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Win a free cycle skills refresher course at Saturday’s active travel afternoon at Welland Park, Market Harborough,12-4pm. Free bike checks, travel advice and more. Visit crowd.in/7OM3UI find out about all the other exciting things going on and to book some activities.