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Business travel and commuting in Greater Manchester

Business in Greater Manchester relies on a thriving city region. Businesses and organisations are increasingly playing a part to keep our city region moving and to transform Greater Manchester into a more environmentally sustainable and enjoyable place to grow up, get on and grow old.
By changing your approach to business travel and staff commuting, your organisation can:

  • improve staff health, reduce absenteeism and staff turnover;
  • improve your corporate social responsibility reputation, including meeting environmental targets. save money on car parking provision;
  • cut mileage claims and other business travel costs;
  • reduce staff downtime spent travelling for business;
  • reduce the costs of running a fleet;
  • solve delivery and customer access problems caused by traffic congestion on and around your site;
  • improve your relationships with both customers, suppliers and neighbours;

Your staff can also benefit through:

  • reduced cost of travel to work, or even remove the need to own a car
  • time saved on their commutes
  • better work-life balance
  • car parking for those who need it most
  • save money on public transport through corporate discounts
  • opportunities to build healthy exercise into daily life

We know that sustainable travel is on the increase as a result of recent government investment such as Gear Change; increases in active travel infrastructure; and legislation to impact air quality. Here you can find advice on how to support more sustainable travel for staff including walking, cycling and public transport; and ideas for improving the efficiency of your fleet.


Getting started

Getting started

It can be difficult to know where to start when looking at travel for your organisation. Approaches differ depending on an organisation’s size, sector and location. You may even be relocating to a new space. We have produced this step by step guide to get you started reviewing your business and staff travel, with information and useful links on where to find support.


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