City of York Council organises reakfast talks on workplace travel

Council organises reakfast talks on workplace travel

Council organises reakfast talks on workplace travel

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BUSINESSES in York will be urged to look at the way their employees travel to work during a breakfast meeting tomorrow.

The workplace travel planning project organised by City of York Council’s i-Travel York personalised travel advice service, which has already been offered to residents, will offer employers a stall at their businesses where staff can find out more about their options for getting to work.

It will also provide support on initiatives to encourage staff to walk, cycle or use public transport and access to funding streams which can improve facilities such as cycle parking and promoting sustainable travel, with the council saying the advice could save firms and their workers money.

The free meeting will be held at the Best Western Monk Bar Hotel between 8.30am and 9.30am and businesses can book by emailing i-Travel York programme manager David Short at david.short@york.go.uk

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8:47am Wed 29 Jan 14

tonyfromitaly says...

Sounds like another jolly paid for by us ratepayers. Informing people what they already know.
Still Best Western Monk bar are doing ok out of it...........kerchin
k.
Sounds like another jolly paid for by us ratepayers. Informing people what they already know. Still Best Western Monk bar are doing ok out of it...........kerchin k. tonyfromitaly
  • Score: -36

7:50pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Thecynic says...

Why do YCC expect us all to dump our own transport and head onto the bus?
Almost invariably the bus journey from foxwood (No4) to the city centre takes the best part of 40 mins! That is despite a distance of only approximately 3 miles. At a cost of £3.70 (as a return is no longer available.)
Indeed to get a bus from here to Monks Cross or Clifton moor can take a total travelling time of 1hr 30 mins! and that's without any visible traffic hold-ups.
This means that if you start work at 8:00am then the very latest you need to be setting off to catch the bus is around 6:15 (allowing for a short walk at the other end)
By contrast it only takes around 1hr 30 mins on the coastliner into the center of Leeds, a distance of approximately 20 miles at a cost of around £8 return, and the coastliner detours several times along the way, including at Tadcaster and Crossgates.

If the Council want us all to worship the bus service here in York, then they ought to start by firstly making them more reliable, secondly making them more efficient and thirdly making them a darn site cheaper!
Why do YCC expect us all to dump our own transport and head onto the bus? Almost invariably the bus journey from foxwood (No4) to the city centre takes the best part of 40 mins! That is despite a distance of only approximately 3 miles. At a cost of £3.70 (as a return is no longer available.) Indeed to get a bus from here to Monks Cross or Clifton moor can take a total travelling time of 1hr 30 mins! and that's without any visible traffic hold-ups. This means that if you start work at 8:00am then the very latest you need to be setting off to catch the bus is around 6:15 (allowing for a short walk at the other end) By contrast it only takes around 1hr 30 mins on the coastliner into the center of Leeds, a distance of approximately 20 miles at a cost of around £8 return, and the coastliner detours several times along the way, including at Tadcaster and Crossgates. If the Council want us all to worship the bus service here in York, then they ought to start by firstly making them more reliable, secondly making them more efficient and thirdly making them a darn site cheaper! Thecynic
  • Score: -40

8:14am Thu 30 Jan 14

Thecynic says...

It's about time that 'First' was given it's marching orders and another service provider was taken on to improve the dire service that we have come to expect in York.
Arriva, Transdev, Stagecoach or whoever? I feel sure that one of these could provide a far better service than the current provider - let's face it, they couldn't do any worse!
Having travelled on public transport in many Cities, both here and overseas, This is the worst organized service that I personally have come across (for a major City) outside of a third World Country!!!
It's about time that 'First' was given it's marching orders and another service provider was taken on to improve the dire service that we have come to expect in York. Arriva, Transdev, Stagecoach or whoever? I feel sure that one of these could provide a far better service than the current provider - let's face it, they couldn't do any worse! Having travelled on public transport in many Cities, both here and overseas, This is the worst organized service that I personally have come across (for a major City) outside of a third World Country!!! Thecynic
  • Score: 5

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