playing its part
The Cycle to Work scheme helps employees to reduce their emissions through a greener, cleaner commuting option.
The government has committed to achieving Net Zero by 2050, with businesses and employees having an important part to play in this.
Road transport is the single biggest contributor to poor air quality and is responsible for 80 per cent of roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations. Cycling plays a significant role in helping individuals to achieve decarbonisation in their own lives. In 2018 around 60 per cent of 1 to 2-mile trips in England were made by car, even though a significant number of these journeys could easily be made by cycling instead. We therefore need to look at ways of encouraging the uptake of cycling, particularly for regular journeys like commuting.
6 in 10
Scheme users would drive to work if they didn’t use the scheme2 out of 3
Scheme users are cycling more than they were before joining the scheme65%
Of people believe reducing the environmental impact of their commuting is one of the most important benefits of cycling
The Cycle to Work scheme is an effective mechanism for encouraging people to make sustainable commuting decisions, thus reducing harmful air pollution and removing polluting vehicles from our roads.
To continue reducing emissions, and encouraging the uptake of environmental modes of transport, government should ensure the scheme is easy to navigate for all businesses and employees, and ensure it is accessible for all commuters that want to cycle to work.