work using modern information and communication
technologies can reduce the need to travel - or can
implemented, we believe it can. But it's a complex
issue, as travel behaviours, working practices and
locational decisions move into new territory which
can also generate new trips.
course, it's an issue with very wide implications
beyond the workplace. The potential benefits (or
otherwise) are great for society and for the
Long distance commuters more likely to leave job - and
more likely to leap at flexible working
Commuting distances have an impact on both staff
loyalty, and their attitudes to working flexibly.
We look at research that highlights the link between
commuting distances, staff retention and the propensity
to want flexible working.
Transport for London says:
Transport for London have produced a
Smarter Working Guide to encourage London businesses to
reduce travel through flexible working
Businesses look to technology
to help reduce travel
The report Business Travel: Choice or
Necessity from the RAC Foundation provides important
insights into the under-researched area of business travel.
Older articles - still useful!
mobility and economic growth
An analytical article exploring the historic and future
connections between mobility and economic growth. In a
nutshell, the further we can travel, the greater our
prosperity. But what impact will “virtual mobility” have,
and how is it changing the equation?
Virtual mobility and its
impact on travel
Does working online reduce the need to travel? What about
ecommerce - does it increase or reduce travel and freight
movements? We report the findings of a global literature