Travel Plans are a way a company or organisation can reduce the problems of traffic and inequality in transport. Many sites have limited free parking for staff which gives a large subsidy to those with a car and discriminates against those staff members who use public transport, walking and cycling. Many organisations are not aware of how much free car parking is costing them or how much staff travel is costing. The Government requires new developments to have a Travel Plan as part of the planning process to reduce congestion and increase social inclusion.

With over 80 workplace travel plans in the city, Newcastle City Council is committed to supporting businesses across Newcastle in developing and implementing travel plans. For advice, information and support please contact:

Robert Snowball, Senior Specialist Transport Planner, Phone 0191 227 8958, email

For more information on travel plans please visit the Go Smarter website

Also, for the one stop shop for all things cycle related in Newcastle please visit our cycling webpages.

Page last updated: 
27 March 2015
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