“Sustainable Mobility is the ability to meet society’s need to move freely, gain access, communicate, trade and establish relationships without sacrificing other essential human or ecological values, today or in the future”. (World Business Council for Sustainable Development – WBCSD)
1. The urban design of the past decades and the functional segregated view of urban space has led to an increasing demand for mobility, complex and depending private car use.
Increasing distance between home and workplace and the transport time used.
2. Compulsory worker mobility has a very important weight on mobility as a whole and a major ecological, social and economic impact.
Well-being, life quality, competitiveness, noise, congestion, pollution, energy dependency, etc. impacts.
3. Most administrations and companies consider work-related travel to be a private matter.
However, the high economic, social and environmental costs of this mobility justify the need to meet the challenge of sustainable mobility with the engagement of all.
Traveling to work in a sustainable and safe way should be the employees’ right.
4. The energy transition that meets our society needs, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN, demands a more sustainable mobility model by increasing the modal share towards more efficient means: walking, cycling and by public transport, in addition to a more optimal use of private vehicles with more efficient technologies and shared use.
5. A Business Mobility Plan, or Plan for Transport to Work (PTT)or Pla de Desplaçament d’Empresa (PDE), consists of developing measures to encourage the use of more sustainable and efficient modes of transport.
Promoting a more rational use of the car and bicycle use to work.
6. It is essential that the commitment to sustainability ‘permeates’ into the company’s culture, its corporate commitment (CSR) and business model.
Behavioral changes in mobility patterns to work take time and require adjustments, therefore business support must be sustainable.