Business travel plans

A travel plan is a package of measures and policies developed to promote, encourage and enable the use of sustainable transport and to reduce reliance on the car, especially single occupancy car use.  A travel plan can be implemented in a workplace, in education/training venues or residential areas.

A travel plan may be required as part of an agreement negotiated between a developer and the planning authority to offset the effects of a new development.

Lancashire County Council offers a travel plan advisory and support service to encourage and assist businesses and developers in putting a travel plan in place.

The focus of the travel plan can be on

  • Active travel (walking and cycling), public transport use and/or car sharing
  • The commute or business travel elements within an organisation.
  • Trips originating from a location or to a destination. 

Why having a travel plan makes sense

A travel plan can bring a number of benefits

  • Operational cost savings (providing and maintaining parking spaces, business mileage, fleet management, fuel costs)
  • Improve staff health, wellbeing and morale
  • It can reduce the impact on the environment, congestion, pollution and noise
  • Enhance recruitment and retention opportunities by easing access and providing cost savings to staff
  • Reputation management (report positive social responsibility and contribution to local economy reducing congestion)
  • Resolve friction with local communities and neighbours
  • Help to achieve environmental management certification

Would you like help to set up a travel plan?

A dedicated travel plan adviser will be in touch providing advice and support to help you identify suitable measures for your travel plan and put its components together.


Sustainable Travel Team
Lancashire County Council
PO Box 78, County Hall

Tel 01772 530201