Manufacturing sustainable travel

Siemens is undergoing a phased redevelopment of its landmark Manchester campus. The site is home to several business divisions of the global engineering and technology services company, accommodating nearly 1,000 staff. The mixed-use development will deliver a hospital, new homes and a business park alongside the refurbished headquarters of Sir William Siemens House.

Currently, there is adequate car parking for resident staff, the on-site training facility and for visitors. However, the redevelopment will result in fewer parking spaces. Siemens has appointed Motion to produce a travel management strategy that will support the phased development of the site and examine all travel options for staff.

Travel management strategy
Motion Travel Planner Anna Mahoney says, “The strategy being developed complements Siemens’ broader wellbeing agenda, supporting staff to change their travel patterns. The goal is to embed a culture of active and sustainable travel, as well as reducing the need to travel where possible.”

The strategy will accommodate visitors to the site, including those using Siemens’ training facility. Anna continues, “The campus benefits from excellent public transport links, including the Metrolink tram network. The proposals build on existing good practice such as car pooling, cycling and use of electric vehicles. Hybrid bus staff shuttle services, incentives to use public transport and personalised travel planning are options being explored.”

This article first appeared in the Winter 2016 issue of Insight.

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