The Role of the Travel Plan Co-ordinator

Many residential and commercial developments are often approved on the basis that they are carried out in accordance with an approved Travel Plan.

This proposes measures to encourage use of more sustainable modes of travel and to reduce the proportion of trips made by motor car.

A modal split target will be set as part of the Travel Plan to be achieved over a set period. A Travel Plan Co-ordinator will make sure that the measures are implemented and ensure that all aspects of the Plan are complied with.  One of the main measures included in a TP is a Travel Information Pack.

This provides residents with information about local facilities in close proximity, walking and cycling routes, public transport services and ways to encourage people to travel by more sustainable modes.  Vouchers and discounts are also offered which the TPC has negotiated with bus operators, cycle shops or car club operators.

Once a development has reached a certain level of occupation, Travel Plan monitoring will commence. Surveys ask residents about their travel patterns and habits, and their opinion on ways to encourage them to make more trips by sustainable modes.

Survey results...

The results of the surveys are then analysed by the Travel Plan Co-ordinator and documented in a report. The first survey is then used to form a baseline modal split, replacing that used in the Travel Plan, with subsequent surveys being carried out throughout the life of the Travel Plan monitoring period (typically 5 years).

Get in touch!

We are very experienced in performing the role of Travel Plan Co-ordinator for numerous sites. To speak with us further about how Cole Easdon can help, please contact: Ben East, Associate Director – / Tel: 01793 619965

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