As more and more businesses are committing to net zero, ‘greener’ transport modes seem to provide a quicker route to that goal.
Local businesses in Plymouth will soon be able to apply for a new scheme that could offer them grants of up to £25,000 to make their staff’s journeys to and from work more sustainable.
The scheme, which was launched in 2020, has already awarded 36 companies with more than £430,000 in grants.
Councillor Maddi Bridgeman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Street Scene, said: “We are all more aware of the impact of climate change and Workplace Travel Grants are one way the council can help make sustainable, low carbon, transport a practical option for people’s commutes as well as essential business trips.”
It is estimated that nearly 30% of Plymouth’s emissions come from transport.