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2015 Finalists for Most Cycle-friendly Workplace

Healthy People, Healthy Plant, Healthy Planet - Kellogg's Manchester Plant

Kelloggs has worked closely with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) in recent years to become one the city’s leading cycling-friendly companies. Their work has seen the number of cyclists double over the past 12 months. It has introduced a number of incentives and improvements to infrastructure, initially focused on its largest factory at Trafford Park, where it employs around 460 people, but then spreading to its nearby head office. The company and its employees’ passion for cycling has been highlighted again over the past 12 months with more improvements for people who love travelling on two wheels.

Next Travel Plan - Next Plc

Next Plc currently offer Next Head Office staff 3 covered bike shelters and one uncovered bike shelter. Next Plc will be installing a two further covered bike shelters in September 2015. All shelters are monitored by CCTV. It is promoted to staff via internal emails, posters around the site and updated blogs. There are currently 14 showers on site and Next will be installing a further 4 to be installed by September 2015. Cyclists can claim a daily £1 travel incentive voucher which can be redeemed in staff shops.  In 2010 only 4 staff cycles to work, this increased in 2013 to 23, when given the challenge to make more staff sustainably travel, in June 2015 Next Plc had 70 cyclists

Making the cyclist King – GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has a long-standing reputation for championing cycling to staff, and see it as a way to deliver the company ethos, “do more, feel better, live longer”. When the new GSK House headquarters were built in 2002, GSK decided to see the parking restrictions imposed as part of the planning permission as an opportunity to ‘make the cyclist king’. Taking this decision from the beginning meant GSK were able to design cycling facilities to be easily accessible to staff.

King’s Cross – Area Travel Plan (Cycling) - Argent LLP (on behalf of King's Cross Central Limited Partnership)

There are currently over 20 employers at King’s Cross, including Camden Council, Argent, King’s Cross Estate Services, Art Fund, PRS for Music, the Great Northern Hotel and the University of the Arts. Over 15,000 people now live, work or study at the site, predicted to rise to 42,000 when it is completed in 2021. Sustainability is a priority for the Partnership, and cycling is actively supported by the development’s senior partners who cycle themselves, as well as senior managers among the site occupiers.  As well as commuting by bike, many King’s Cross colleagues participate in the development industry’s long distance “Cycle to…” events, of which Argent is a sponsor.

WINNER: Growing cycling in the hilly north - University of Sheffield

Cycling is on the up in Sheffield. Students and staff are bucking the trend for a hilly northern city and using the bike increasingly as their main form of transport. At the Unoversity there is an attitude to create a culture where cycling is the norm. They try to provide the best quality facilities to support staff who want to cycle. They also award contracts to a local social enterprises and companies to help build relationships around the city and offer advice to other employers and the local authorities on providing cycling. 

It's Better by Bike!  - Quorum Business Park

Introduction to Quorum, million sqft of office space, Located 4 miles from Newcastle, Landscaped environment combining quality, accessibility and sustainability, Focus on creating a community and lifestyle that enhances the working day.  Hub team supports tenants to organise events, promote transport options, manage the buildings and generally look after the tenants/estate. Commuter Centre Manager (CCM) appointed Sept2008 Travel plan with actions/measures to encourage, facilitate and promote cycling.  Well connected with the local councils, British Cycling, Sustrans and bike shops etc. Regularly attends networking events and conferences etc to keep up to date.

Building confidence and encouraging cycling at Bow Arts - Bow Arts

Bow Arts' mission is to support community renewal in east London by delivering arts and creative services via a financially sustainable business model.  This is achieved through the provision of affordable studio spaces for artists, a contemporary art space, the Nunnery Gallery, and an extensive education programme which takes world class artists into schools to improve the lives and learning of young people.QBP has been developing the offer of support to cyclists for the last three years with great success, in line with the growth of our environmental agenda. GBK main office in Bow is on a Cycle Superhighway, near Santander Cycle Hire stations, and is accessible by waterways and parks which all encourage cycling. 


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