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Major Updates

Businesses across the West of England have until this Friday (23 February) to register for the 2018 West of England Travel to Work survey.

Each year, the local authorities in the West of England (Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol City Council, North Somerset Council and South Gloucestershire Council) provide a travel to work survey, to get a wider picture of travel to work across the West of England area.

The survey is the largest commuting survey in the UK and is available free of charge for any organisation.

This year’s survey will take place during the week beginning Monday 12 March and will take staff approximately five minutes to complete online. Paper copies can be made available for staff without access to a computer.

It includes simple questions on how staff travelled to/from work on that day, and how they normally travel. It also asks how satisfied they are with their journeys and some basic information on when and where they are travelling. And there are prizes available – a member of staff from every participating business with more than 20 staff will win a Love to Shop voucher, and can be entered into a prize draw for a Fitbit Charge 2.

Taking part in this annual travel to work survey can help a business to:

• keep an accurate record of how staff travel to work – useful for travel plans and reporting
• identify and address issues around how your staff get to work
• manage your staff car parking and support sustainable travel to work which in turn helps reduce congestion and improve air quality
• monitor your company travel trends year on year, provided you participate every year.

The findings will be used to attract new investment for transport in the area and will also help target spending on key infrastructure and in new public transport services.

How to register?

To be able to take part in the survey register your business online now at http://www.travelwest.info/preregistration.

Once a business has registered, the survey link will be sent to them in the week before the survey to ensure it is accessible through company IT systems. A range of materials to help promote the survey to employees will also be sent to them.

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