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.
Well done to all of our #Leicestershire schools that have completed their #Bikeability training this year 🚲 Whilst we are sad that we didn't get to celebrate this year, we look forward to next year. Bring on Schools Ride 2021! 🥳🎉
As the Schools' Ride is a celebration, it is only fitting that we hand out certificates for taking part! 🏆🏅 This year, we would like to congratulate all #Leicester and #Leicestershire schools who completed their Level 2 @BikeabilityUK training! 👏
At the Schools' Ride, we are never short of entertainment😀 In recent years we have had comedy from @ComedyClub4Kids, appearances by Strider from @livingstreets, and the crew from Extreme Mountain Bike Show @dannybutler1986 🚴♂️ And look at all those bikes! 🚲🚲 #SchoolsRide2020
🚲In recent years, Filbert Fox 🦊 has led our Schools' Ride from Bede Park to @LeicsCathedral. Our friends at @ATCLeicester are always on hand to help us to safely navigate through the city centre! Look at the glorious sunshine we have had in previous years!☀️ #SchoolsRide2020
All of our school groups usually gather in #Leicester's Bede Park, where we are often joined by @CentralLeicsNPA who help us cycle through the city safely 👮🚲 Our friend, @LCFC Filbert Fox 🦊is also there to greet us! #SchoolsRide2020