Networking event for travel planners

3 Dec 2012 @ 1.47 pm
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Issued by City of York Council

City of York Council’’s iTravel York programme is hosting its first ever networking event for travel planners working in business.

The event will provide travel planners from across the city a platform to share best practice and work jointly on the same initiatives, for example business parks, cycle challenges or shared parking.

The event will also provide the council with the means to effectively communicate the initiatives and incentives it offers for businesses wanting to promote sustainable travel within its organisation.

Attendee’s will have the chance to hear from Lynn Cramman, Travel Plan Coordinator for Cobalt Park, the North East and the UK’s largest business park and Ginny Leonard, Development Officer at CTC The National Cycling Charity.

Cllr Dave Merrett, Cabinet Member for Transport, Planning and Sustainability, said: “”Work related travel and problems with journey reliability can be a major expense to businesses. This event will provide a platform for travel planners to meet with likeminded people and discuss how they can work together to create practical solutions.””

Lynn Cramman, said: ““I am delighted to take part in this prestigious event, it’s a perfect opportunity for private and public sectors attendees to meet and develop relationships. Cobalt Park’s workforce has grown up to 11,000 with the sustainable transport provisions proving key to the success of the scheme enabling occupiers such as HP, P&G and Orange to recruit and retain quality staff.””

Ginny Leonard, said: “I’m really looking forward to being part of this event, sharing CTC’s experience of supporting cycling development and cycling to work.”

“Creating good workplace travel plans can ease supply and delivery difficulties, improve accessibility for staff and customers, and offer active lifestyle walking and cycling choices which keep people healthier and more productive. It can also help wider issues like improving air quality by reducing the number of polluting vehicles and increasing road safety by reducing the volume of traffic on the roads.”

The event is running from 8-11am on Friday 7 December at the Monk Bar hotel.

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