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Evaluation of school and workplaceTravel Plan SSA Programme

Potter, S; Lane, B; Parkhurst, G; Cairns, S; Enoch, M; (2004) Evaluation of school and workplaceTravel Plan SSA Programme. UCL (University College London), Department for Transport: London, UK. Green open access


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Background: In 2002, the Department for Transport (DfT) commissioned the Open University (in collaborationwith University College London, University of West of England and Loughborough University) toevaluate the Travel Plan Site Specific Advice (SSA) programme, and to advise on the mostappropriate way of providing Travel Plan advice and support in the future. The key objectives setfor the evaluation were to assess the scope and quality of the advice given, the impact of the adviceoffered, the management of the programme, the overall value for money of the scheme and how thescheme might be improved.As of the end of November 2003, 552 organisations (284 workplaces and 268 schools) had beenoffered advice through the SSA programme. For the purposes of the evaluation, a survey samplewas selected to be broadly representative of the SSA programme as a whole and included schooland workplace clients. The evaluation study was conducted through the analysis of existing SSAdocumentation (including Pre-Visit Questionnaires, Interim and Final Reports and FeedbackForms), and structured interviews with SSA recipients, advisors, managers of the programme and aselection of local authorities.The evaluation study team completed interviews with 27 client organisations, documentationanalysis of 61 cases and interviews with 9 advisors (representing 14 cases). Interviews also tookplace with SSA Managers at AEA Technology (AEAT) and the Energy Saving Trust (EST) andwith four local authorities that have promoted the use of the SSA programme to support thedevelopment of Travel Plans within their regions.It should be noted that, during the period of the evaluation study, Ministers agreed that the SSAprogramme would continue for workplace organisations for a further two years from April 2004.For primary, secondary and LEA maintained nursery schools1, the decision has been made that theywill no longer be able to apply for Site Specific Advice (assignments currently underway will becompleted but no further applications from schools will be accepted). However, from April 2004,£7.5m a year for at least two years has been allocated to fund more local authority based SchoolTravel Advisers and for schools to carry out surveys and prepare and implement Travel Plans. Partof the School Travel Advisor allocation will be able to be used to pay for consultancy advice if thisis considered necessary and represents best value.

Type: Report
Title: Evaluation of school and workplaceTravel Plan SSA Programme
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Additional information: Imported via OAI, 7:29:00 30th Oct 2005
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1215
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