A workshop focused on healthy travel options, including producing and using transport access guides as part of a workplace travel plan
Roads and Maritime Services runs workplace travel planning workshops free-of-charge for organisations or trip generators. These include information and discussion of various sustainable transport alternatives and transport access guides, which are a concise presentation of how to travel to a site or venue using sustainable transport options (walking, cycling and public transport).
Your organisation is a ‘trip generator’
Everyone who comes to your premises - staff, clients, customers, couriers, visitors - has travelled there by some means of transport. Every time you hold a meeting offsite, organise a conference or hold a special event, everyone must travel to the venue you choose. All organisations are ‘trip generators’ and some organisations could be creating more than 1000 trips per day.
Trips generate greenhouse gases. Cars are one of the most greenhouse-intensive and expensive methods of transport, especially when they’re carrying just the driver - which is usually the case. In fact, any form of transport except walking or cycling generates green house gases.
Greenhouse gas emissions from all trips generated by your organisation go beyond just the emissions from your own transport operations.
To counter this, Roads and Maritime Services has developed a workshop program for members of any organisation who wish to decrease their employees, customers and client’s reliance on cars when travelling to and from their premises.
To assist workplaces develop their knowledge of sustainable transport options and skills to prepare and produce transport access guides for use in their own organisation.
- Identify the many benefits of sustainable transport for employers, employees and the wider community.
- Use the principles of good information design in the preparation of transport access guides.
- Prepare and produce transport access guides for use in their own organisation.
- Use their transport access guides effectively in promoting the use of sustainable transport.
- Identify policies of their organisation that are compatible with the greater use of sustainable transport e.g. corporate commitment to sustainable development (triple-bottom line); responsible corporate citizen.
- Review existing practices within their organisation that supports or hinders the use of sustainable transport.
- Facilitate the change of work practices and culture within the organisation towards facilitating sustainable transport access and reduce the emphasis on car access and associated parking.
- Network with people from other organisations who are preparing transport access guides to share ideas and experiences.
- Share their experience and skills with others by leading similar transport access guide learning programs, particularly within their sector or region.
For more information or to enrol in a workshop please contact:
- Haggai Bocman on 02 8588 5682 or fax 02 8588 4164