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I like to car share when I can, I often get a lift in with a colleague and my partner picks me up. I like to do this for two reasons, looking after the environment, and the free Travel Incentive Voucher.
Head Office Staff Member
Next have been a member of Modeshift since 2017, and their Head Office site became the first corporate member to achieve the national Modeshift STARS Gold Accreditation rating. This was shortly followed by achieving the Silver rating for the Yorkshire Warehouses and a Gold Accreditation for the National Travel Plan which covers the entire Next UK Portfolio.
I cycle in all weather, rain or shine. the only time I don’t cycle is when I have to attend meetings. My route is approximately a 20 mile return journey. Cycling keeps me fit, and it's a good way to blow away the cobwebs.
Head Office Staff Member
I have worked with Sarah to run Travel Clinics at the three sites based in South Elmsall and Bradford. Together we have worked hard to promote sustainable travel to staff members, which have included communicating with staff of other cultures, and learning how those staff members name certain travel modes.
I like to walk as often as possible to work, and usually walk on bad weather days too. It keeps me fit and healthy, and I get voucher which fills my wardrobe with my staff shop purchases.
I travel by train, and then use the free coach service to complete my journey. From getting off the train I only have to wait a minute or two for the free coach to arrive. Using the free coach saves me the additional expense of using taxi’s from the station to work.
Head Office Employee
Next have been registered with us for years. During this time we have used Next as a case study and Travel2Next have taken part in our ongoing research.
I use the Woods coach to travel to work every day. I also bring my child to the nursery on the coach. I find the coach Comfortable and runs on time. It’s a Great Free Service.
We both work at Head Office, but work slightly different shifts. My partner drops me off in the morning, and returns later to start her shift. She then waits in the car at the end of the day for me to finish, and we travel home together. This works well for us, and we can now consider reducing to one car.
Brightkidz is a Social Enterprise and have been working with Travel2Next for the last 12 months. Alison thinks that the sucess of the Travel2Next team is incredible, the hard work they do is paying off.
We have worked with Sarah (Travel2Next) for roughly 4 years. Sarah is always finding ways to promote Active Travel within the workplace, including travel Clinics, Dr Bike Sessions and Balance Bike training. Sarah also hosts a “Sharing best practice” forum in which businesses and local authority’s throughout the UK are welcome to attend. Sarah was an early adopter of ModeshiftSTARS and was awarded the first Gold Accreditation in the Country.
I work for Travel South Yorkshire and have worked with Travel2Next to run a series of Travel Clinics at the Doncaster sites. These clinics have been well received by staff members