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NBTN – Mainstreaming sustainable business travel in the UK. The National Business Travel Network Mainstreaming sustainable business travel in the UK Context, Strategy and Activities Marie Morice Travel Plans Coordinator EAUC 18/04/2007.

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  1. NBTN – Mainstreaming sustainable business travel in the UK The National Business Travel Network Mainstreaming sustainable business travel in the UK Context, Strategy and Activities Marie Morice Travel Plans Coordinator EAUC 18/04/2007

  2. NBTN – Mainstreaming sustainable business travel in the UKContext • Climate change • Transport (27%) • Road sector and car use (80%) • Congestion (roads + parking space)

  3. NBTN – Mainstreaming sustainable business travel in the UKChanging travel behaviour:Smarter Choices • Changing travel behaviour • Car sharing and car clubs • Individualised travel marketing • Information and Communication Technology • Travel plans

  4. NBTN – Mainstreaming sustainable business travel in the UKSmarter Choices work • Reduce congestion (21%) • Reduce CO2 emissions • Increase sustainable transport options • Increase quality of life (health, social inclusion) • Workplace travel plans – most efficient (reduce car use by 10 to 25%)

  5. NBTN – Mainstreaming sustainable business travel in the UKWorkplace Travel Plans work - benefits • Financial • Human resources • Environmental / CSR • Facilities

  6. NBTN – Mainstreaming sustainable business travel in the UKWorkplace travel plans work…but slow take up

  7. NBTN – Mainstreaming sustainable business travel in the UKNTBN - Vision & Aim • Vision To become a driving force for promoting business travel planning and sustainable travel in the course of business (commuting and business travel) • Aim To encourage take up and effectiveness of travel plans by businesses

  8. NBTN – Mainstreaming sustainable business travel in the UKStrategy • A business to business approach Enabling the champions + Building the business case + Promoting and sharing the benefits + Influencing the policy framework = Mainstreaming sustainable business travel

  9. NBTN – Mainstreaming sustainable business travel in the UKEnabling the Champions • Regular national best practice meetings with other business members • Dedicated member area on the website and access to all resources • Direct access to the DfT to provide advice and feedback on actual and potential policy interventions • Direct access to other members and partners of the network • Benchmark CO2 emissions related to business travel

  10. NBTN – Mainstreaming sustainable business travel in the UKBuilding the Business Case • Champions case studies • Research • Staff retention, David Hurdle • Travel Planning Blueprint, Marcus Enoch • Building the evidence for a strong business case • Benchmarking CO2 emissions from business travel plans • Any other relevant piece of research

  11. NBTN – Mainstreaming business travel in the UKPromoting the Benefits Outreach communication tools • Essential Guide to Travel Planning • Leaflet • Website • Monthly newsletter • Yearly members book

  12. NBTN – Mainstreaming business travel in the UKPromoting the Benefits Outreach events • Inaugural meeting • National meetings every February and June, London • Bi-monthly regional events • Autumn annual conference

  13. NBTN – Mainstreaming business travel in the UKPromoting the Benefits Outreach partnerships • Business Groups • Local authorities NGO transport groups • Governmental transport groups • Car sharing + car clubs • ICT providers • Transport consultants • Transport operators • Universities

  14. NBTN – Mainstreaming business travel in the UKInfluencing the Policy Framework Advisory policy subgroups • Taxation • Planning • Local policy • Climate Change • …

  15. NBTN – Mainstreaming sustainable business travel in the UK Best practice case study: University of Hertfordshire • Major employer and business in Hertfordshire • Main impact: the use of transport by staff, students and visitors - pollution and congestion, annoyance of neighbours through on-street parking, valuable space taken up by campus car-parks, the costs of maintaining and administering campus car-parks and the loss of staff time due to congestion and parking difficulties.  • In the UK , there was a 65% increase in motor vehicle traffic between 1980 and 1997. Almost all of this was due to increases in car traffic, which accounted for nearly 82% of all road traffic in 1998. • Hertfordshire has one of the highest car ownership rates in the country with traffic growth in the county expected to rise by more than a third of its current rate in the next twenty years.   • Need to work in partnership with local authorities and neighbours to achieve a reduced impact on transport.

  16. NBTN – Mainstreaming sustainable business travel in the UK Best practice case study: University of Hertfordshire • Allocation of resources for co-ordination of the Travel Plan • Improvements and promotion of walking and cycling routes and facilities • Promoting integrated passenger transport with support for public transport operators and possible route change • A new Park & Ride scheme • Implementation of a car sharing scheme • Implementation of a parking management strategy with a commitment to review car parking arrangements • Encourage local authorities to implement measures to control on street parking • Promotion of tele-working (staff working from home)and flexible hours      • Opportunities to review timetabling and access to learning resources to promote sustainable travel • Reducing business travel costs • Ensuring availability of information for new recruits, Freshers and visitor • Reducing unnecessary deliveries

  17. NBTN – Mainstreaming sustainable business travel in the UK Best practice case study: University of Hertfordshire  Staff: • Car: 82% - Other modes: 18% • By 2007: 70% - Other modes: 30% Students: • Car: 37%- Other modes: 63% • By 07: 27%- Other modes: 73%

  18. NBTN – Mainstreaming sustainable business travel in the UK The National Business Travel Network Enabling the champions + Building the business case + Promoting and sharing the benefits + Influencing the policy framework = Mainstreaming sustainable business travel

  19. NBTN – Mainstreaming sustainable business travel in the UK Thank you! For more information – please contact Marie Morice marie.morice@transport2000.org.uk