Transport access guides (TAGs) provide customised travel information for people travelling to and from a particular site or venue using sustainable forms of transport – walking, cycling and public transport. These guides also support Roads and Maritime Services’ active transport initiatives.
The New South Wales Government in accordance with the State Plan is pursuing a range of initiatives designed to reduce car dependency, improve the efficiency of the road network and improve air quality. Transport access guides are a great way to encourage the use of active transport among employees and reduce single occupant vehicle travel.
What is a transport access guide?
A transport access guide:
- Gives detailed information on how to reach an office site or venue using sustainable forms of transport - walking, cycling and public transport.
- Provides a quick visual look at a location making it easy to see the relationship of venue to train stations, bus stops and taxi ranks and walking and cycling routes.
- Can take many forms - from a map printed on the back of business cards or envelopes and with compliments slips, to more comprehensive information such as a brochure as part of an induction kit to new employees or as part of a traveller information kit for employees relocating to other office premises.
Why use a transport access guide?
- An easy way to reduce the proportion of car travel to a site or venue generated by an organisation or trip generator is to make sure people know how to get there by public transport, walking or cycling.
- For employees, customers, clients and other visitors, a transport access guide can not only provide transport and travel information but also provide information about surrounding services and businesses including recreational walking and cycling routes.
- Transport access guides have the potential to reduce car travel and reduce associated greenhouse gas emissions and traffic congestion while improving health through active transport choices.
Roads and Maritime Services encourages organisations to develop their own transport access guides through offering advice, support and conducting workshops.
If you require more information please contact:
- Haggai Bocman on 02 8588 5682