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University wins Travel Plan Award

Press release issued: 3 July 2002

Media release
University wins Travel Plan Award

The city's top Travel Plan Award has been given to Bristol University in recognition of its successful Travel to Work scheme which has significantly reduced the impact of traffic in the local community.

The Travel Plan Achievement award was presented to Jont Cole, Assistant Director (Facilities) in the Bursar's Office at the University, by Bristol City Council's Deputy Leader, with responsibility for Transport, Councillor Helen Holland and Simon Face from the Confederation of British Industry. The University is one of only three organisations in Bristol to receive the achievement award.

The University's Travel to Work scheme aims to encourage alternative methods of travelling to work. As one of Bristol's leading organisations, the University has successfully implemented this scheme among its five thousand staff. Its objective is to ease the car parking problems at the University and to reduce the University's environmental impact by encouraging staff to share their journeys and use alternatives to the car. The Plan aims to ensure that all staff working in the main precinct have greater choice and flexibility in how they travel to work each day.

The Travel Plan Award Scheme was set up by the former Avon Authorities to promote good practice by employers in designing practical solutions to transport problems.

Councillor Holland said: 'I want to thank all the employers who have developed these innovative travel plans.'

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Copyright: 2001 The University of Bristol, UK
Updated: Wednesday, 03-Jul-2002 17:12:53 BST

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