Plymouth City Council is offering grants to help local businesses provide green travel facilities and initiatives for their staff.
Match-funding grants of up to £5,000 are being made available through the Council’s Plymotion at Your Workplace programme to help businesses encourage staff to leave their cars at home and travel to work by foot, by bus or by bike.
Work to provide an improved walking and cycling route between Plymouth Rail Station and Exeter Street will begin on Monday 6 January.
Part of the Council’s Plymotion scheme, the improvements will deliver the next section of the new west-to-east route from Stonehouse to Plympton and Plymstock via Laira Rail Bridge, which will be opened to pedestrians and cyclists in 2015.
A new pedestrian and cycle link on Plymouth’s iconic Laira Rail Bridge has been given the green light by planners.
The scheme, which is part of the three-year ‘Plymotion’ project, will refurbish and convert the disused Laira Rail Bridge to provide a new alternative shared pedestrian and cycle route across the River Plym, to complement the existing route on Laira Road Bridge.
Plymouth City Council has created temporary jobs for 13 local people through the second phase of its Plymotion on Your Doorstep campaign.
A team of travel advisors have been recruited to go out and visit local residents, giving one-to-one advice on different ways to get around the city, as well as information about various discounts and incentives on offer.