About Us

Your business will benefit from promoting sustainable travel

The Colchester Travel Plan Club was first formed in 2004 by local organisations who needed to manage their demand for car parking and who were concerned about the impact of local traffic congestion on their business, the community and the environment.

They recognised the benefits of working together to tackle these issues through promoting active and sustainable travel to work and on business, with the added benefits of encouraging healthier lifestyles and reducing CO2 emissions.

Since then the Colchester Travel Plan Club has expanded its network of businesses and organisations committed to promoting active and sustainable travel.  The club has evolved and taken on new roles within the community, creating several unique identities under which sustainable and active travel is promoted.

Benefits include...

  • A healthier more active workforce
  • Improved environmental, CSR, and IIP credentials
  • Additional staff benefits that have no cost
  • Allocating your resources more fairly
  • More productive use of emloyees business travel time
  • Lower business travel costs
  • Reduced CO2 emissions

We offer:

  • Our experience and expertise in creating positive travel behaviour change
  • Benefits you can pass onto your staff including public transport discounts, free cycle skills training and cycle to work schemes
  • An ever expanding range of resources you can use to develop initiatives and promotions
  • Ongoing support and ideas to keep your staff interested and inspired

To find out more about why you should join us,  click here 

Current projects

We currently work with a range of businesses and organizations which include University of Essex, East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust, Colchester City Council, St Helena Hospice and Colchester Borough Homes. We offer our members an extensive range of benefits, resources and knowledge to help them successfully influence their staff’s  travel behaviour.

Lovercarcolchester is a fun and innovative Defra funding project led by Colchester Travel Plan Club in partnership with Colchester City Council’s Air Quality Team. The project encourages greener driving in Colchester for those journeys that have to be made by car through regular promotions and competitions. Visit www.loveurcarcolchester.co.uk to find out more!

Cycle Colchester aims to get more people cycling, safely. The Travel Plan Club leads on Events and Training in partnership with the local voluntary cycling community and with support from Essex County Council and Colchester City Council. For more information and to sign up to the monthly e-newsletter visit www.cyclecolchester.org.uk

Severalls Business Park is situated in Northern Colchester. Across the park there is high demand for car parking, traffic congestion at peak times and a wide variety of varying sized businesses. A steering group is currently investigating the feasibility of forming a Business Improvement District for the business park, the Travel Plan Club sits on the Steering Group of the Northern Colchester BID.