As National Grid has grown it has embedded its commitment to drive sustainability into the business at all levels. This was prevalent through the Smart Workplace (SWS) refurbishment plan at its Warwickshire offices. Part of the plan involved designing and implementing a number of travel initiatives to improve and manage access to the site focusing on promoting sustainable modes of transport – this included the launch of a car sharing scheme through Liftshare.
Through the advice of Liftshare, National Grid implemented designated car sharing bays at its head office and issued parking permits to those employees registering to share their journey. This incentive has seen a significant reduction in the number of single occupancy vehicles travelling to National Grid offices and has managed the demand for parking.
Building on the success at its Warwickshire site, National Grid further reviewed its parking infrastructure at other locations; not only encouraging car sharing, but by also by introducing myPTP travel plans through Liftshare. myPTP highlights to employees alternative modes of travel, including walking, cycling, public transport and car sharing. The plans, as well as National Grid’s investment in improving pedestrian access to sites, installing cycle storage and offering showering/changing facilities, have contributed to employees changing their commuting behaviour.