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Take Part in the 2017 Travel to Work Survey: find out how your employees commute and what issues they face

Take Part in the 2017 Travel to Work Survey: find out how your employees commute and what issues they face

Each year, the local authorities in the West of England (Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol City Council, North Somerset Council and South Gloucestershire Council) provide a Travel to Work Survey, to get a wider picture of travel to work across the West of England area. The survey is available for organisations with more than 50 staff and is provided free of charge.

The online survey is made available between 13-17 March 2017. It will take staff approximately 3-4 minutes to complete. Paper copies can be made available for staff without access to a computer. The survey includes simple questions on how staff travelled to/from work on that day, and how they normally travel. It also asks how satisfied they are with their journeys and some basic info on when and where they are travelling.

Taking part in the annual Travel to Work Survey can help your business to:
• keep an accurate record of how your staff travel to work – useful for travel plans & reporting.
• identify and address issues around how your staff get to work.
• manage your staff car parking and support sustainable travel to work which in turn helps reduce congestion and improve air quality.
• monitor your company travel trends year on year, provided you participate every year.

The West of England Unitary Authorities will use the summary findings to attract new investment for transport in the area. It also helps them to target spending on key infrastructure and in new public transport services.

After the survey, your business will be provided with a full breakdown of your results if you received responses from 30+ members of staff. The Councils will also circulate an overall analysis for the whole area for comparison. Individuals and organisations will remain anonymous.

To find out more about the survey please read the Essential Info – Travel to Work 2017 document and watch a90-second video available at: https://travelwest.info/businesses/additional-information/survey. To participate in the survey, please fill in our registration form at www.travelwest.info/surveyregistration by Friday 24th February 2017. It should only take you a few minutes to fill in.

Once you have registered, the survey link will be sent to you by the 27th February to enable you to make sure the survey is accessible through your company IT system. You will also be emailed a range of materials to help you promote the survey to your employees.

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