The Trust as an organisation is committed to sustainable development and has been recognised by Transportation for Greater Manchester’s accreditation scheme as a regional leader in reducing their impact on the environment.
The Trust Green Travel Plan achieved Gold Standard for the second consecutive year March 2018.
The Trust was awarded gold standard based upon the length of time the Trust has been taking action and how comprehensive the travel plan continues to be.
Will Blair, Strategic travel management officer at The Christie and Christie Walking Wednesday Walk leaders Eamon Keane and Stephen Eccles, receiving the award from John Stephen Rhodes, Customer Director at TfGM. Click here to read the official award letter.
The gold standard award was an acknowledgment that the Trust was demonstrating:
- Energy and commitment in helping reduce congestion
- Improve the air quality for everyone in Greater Manchester.
- Enhancing the health and wellbeing of staff.
- Sharing best practice and success stories with wider business community
- Actively participating in sustainable travel workshops and steering groups
- A regional leader in reducing their impact on the environment.
Furthermore in March 2018 the Trust was awarded the Travel Choices Active Travel Award for excellence in promoting cycling and walking.
The award was to recognise that the organisation was demonstrating the strongest commitment to active travel to increase the number of staff using sustainable travel.
Will Blair, Strategic travel management officer at The Christie and Christie Walking Wednesday Walk leaders Eamon Keane and Stephen Eccles, receiving the award from John Stephen Rhodes, Customer Director at TfGM.
The award was an acknowledgment of the Trust active travel initiatives including:
- Walking Wednesday
- Increased secure cycle storage
- Improvements to shower and changing facilities
- Free bicycle training
- Free bicycle maintenance
Will Blair, Strategic travel management officer at The Christie was invited by Transport for Greater Manchester to deliver a presentation and advice to business in Greater Manchester on how to succeed with active travel.
The new modal shift target is to aim high with the following targets for staff using sustainable travel:
- Short term (2019) - 48%
- Medium term (2024) - 52%
- Long term (2030) - 60%
- June 2014 – SPF approved with new GTP target of 60% by 2030
- July 2014 - £245k set aside for new shower / changing facilities
- October 2014 – GTP communication & marketing strategy developed and in place.
- October 2014 – Personal travel planning is available to all staff for the foreseeable future through Transport for Greater Manchester.
- November 2014 - Business case baseline assessments reviewed and amended to include sustainable travel elements.
- June 2015 – Free Park & ride pilot commences operation from Broughton Park F.C., Hough End
- June 2015 – 6 new showers and a dry room completed and opened
- June 2015 - Opening of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC).
- August 2015 –MCRC new cycling facilities opened: 20 space compound, 6 showers, drying facilities and 180 lockers
- September 2015 – Local parking restrictions came into force (S106 agreement as part of the application 097417/FO/2011/S1 for the development of the MCRC).
- February 2016 – Sustainable travel target for 2015 (40%) exceeded at 43.74%.
- April 2016 – Business case approved to build cycle hub one directly linked to Wilmslow cycleway.
- June 2016 – Parking eligibility review process commences on permit holders/ waiting list.
- June 2016 – Tiered car park proposal presentation delivered to neighbourhood forum
- July 2016 - Park and ride opens at Christie Fields, operating Monday – Friday between 06:00-22:00 (planning application 110657/FO/2015/S1).
- July 2016 – Electric car charge point installed in the staff car park.
- July 2016 – First phase of cycle hub one opens – 40 space compound.
- December 2016 – Cycle hub one shower and changing complex opens - includes 5 showers and 38 lockers.
- December 2016 – Additional shower and 22 lockers added to Cycle Hub 2 shower complex. Total at cycle hub 2 now stands at 7 showers and 28 lockers.
- March 2017 – The Trust awarded Transport for Greater Manchester Gold standard Travel choices accreditation to celebrate the success of organisations that are considered regional leaders in sustainable travel.
- March 2017 – Six members of staff receive Transport for Greater Manchester Travel Champion training.
- May 2017 - Monthly free bicycle maintenance sessions.
- May 2017 - Monthly cyclist breakfast - reward cyclist with a voucher for free drink and cereal bar.
- July 2017 - 2017/2018 £100K sustainable travel fund has been approved for a major marketing exercise that is dynamic, positive and assertive. Funding will also be used for sustainable travel schemes and infrastructure.
- October 2017 - 'Walking Wednesday' weekly walks launched. A weekly event to create a positive walking experience and raise awareness of the local area.
- February 2018 - New partnership formed with Ken Foster's Cycle Logic to deliver a package of bicycle services including pool bikes and staff engagement events.
- April 2018 - New expanded cycle hub 2 opens - The number of secure cycle parking spaces at cycle hub 2 has been expanded from 20 to 100 secure spaces.
- March 2018 - The Trust awarded Transport for Greater Manchester Gold standard Travel choices accreditation to celebrate the success of organisations that are considered regional leaders in sustainable travel.
- March 2018 - The Trust awarded Transport for Greater Manchester Travel Choices Active Travel Award for excellence in promoting cycling and walking.
- March 2018 - Will Blair, Strategic travel management officer at The Christie delvers a presentation to business in Greater Manchester on succeeding in Active Travel
- April 2018 - The Christie free pool bike scheme launched. Developed in partnership with Ken Foster's Cycle Logic and Transport for Greater Manchester Active Travel Team.
Key actions planned for 2017/2018
- Complete analysis to establish potential modal split.
- Communication and marketing strategy launched.
- Monthly stall to promote public transport service and offers.
- Monthly free bicycle maintenance sessions to take place onsite.
- Monthly cyclist breakfast - reward cyclist with a voucher for free drink and cereal bar.
- Promote internal pool bike/hire bike scheme.
- Upgrade changing facilities to include benches, hairdryers and full body mirrors.
- Bus Services Act 2017.
- Made to Move
- Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040
Click here to view our Green Travel Plan.