19th July 2021
New business support guide for active travel

From Monday 19th July the Government confirmed that they are no longer instructing people to work from home and organisations can gradually allow staff to return to the workplace. As we return to our places of work, The West of England Combined Authority are asking businesses across the West of England to help lead the way to a greener West of England.

Research suggests that 64% of commuter journeys under 3 miles are done by car. By encouraging and supporting your staff to cycle and walk for short journeys, you and your employees can help improve our air quality, reduce congestion and arrive at work feeling more energised.

The “Joy in the Journey” business guide is jam packed with helpful advice for businesses to support their employees to walk or cycle to work. There are grants and support available to install cycle racks or showers, help remote workers stay active, build confidence to change habits, plan journeys, or start a cycle to work scheme. 

Our Why be Active at Work page highlights the many benefits employees and employers gain from building physical activity into the working day.

To download the guide, visit the Active Travel page here.

If you have employees who are unable to actively travel to work contact lisa.wood@wesport.org.uk who is able to deliver a webinar to help you support your staff to build physical activity into the working day.

For further resources, training and ideas on how to support your employees being active at work visit our Workplace Movement page here.