In October 2019, Dacorum Borough Council with the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Hertfordshire County Council and St Albans Districts Council commissioned a sustainable travel consultancy, Go Travel Solutions, to update the Maylands Area Wide Travel Plan and deliver some pilot projects. There is significant growth planned over the coming decades in the Maylands area, with up to 8,000 new jobs forecast in the new Hertfordshire IQ enterprise zone and up to 12,000 new homes in the Hemel Garden Communities. It is important to plan now and commence the journey for a significant shift to sustainable transport methods to encourage people out of their single occupancy cars and offer attractive, efficient alternatives to reduce the risk of congestion and ensure that Maylands is still an attractive place to do business.
To understand the needs of your business, the Council are conducting a short survey into travel needs for your staff and business. This work will give them essential baseline information to prioritise work, shape strategies, seek funding and deliver some pilot projects. They need your help to make this project a success. Please complete the short surveys detailed below.
Responses are needed from as many staff working on the Maylands Business Park as possible to ensure that solutions planned meet your needs. Please complete this survey and forward it to any colleagues or contacts based on Maylands.
Click here to complete the Staff Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MaylandsStaff2019
Please complete this if you are a senior manager in a Maylands business. The Council hopes to gain an insight into the provision of sustainable travel opportunities for as many businesses as possible on the Maylands Business Park.
Click here to complete the Employers Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MaylandsEmployerSurvey
Did you know?
This project was launched on 1 October 2019 and SmartGo Maylands, an employee benefit scheme that will help businesses support their staff to make more sustainable travel choices, has already commenced. The scheme offers significant discounts on a range of public transport including trains and buses, electric cars, cycle stores and many other outlets. Discounts are available through Arriva, London North Western Railways, Halfords (across all products online and in store), Leisure Wheels, Cycle Solutions, Commuters Club, Sixt, Enterprise, EO Charging and Evolt to name but a few. This is a membership scheme with a small membership charge based on company headcount. Being part of SmartGo also guarantees you access to a network of support and advice around sustainable travel. More information on SmartGo Maylands is available by clicking here.
Get in touch
Go Travel Solutions have a dedicated Project Manager, Tara Clark, based at the Maylands Business Centre. She is keen to meet, speak and provide support to as many local businesses as possible, so feel free to drop her a line. She can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07487 612770.