Impact stories

Cheshire Constabulary

partnering with Mobilityways to be a public sector Zero Carbon Commuting trailblazer

2050

statutory commitment to be carbon neutral

3,765

employees

840

constrained parking spaces

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Today we’re leading the world yet again in becoming the first major economy to pass new laws to reduce emissions to net zero by 2050 while remaining committed to growing the economy - putting clean growth at the heart of our modern Industrial Strategy. We’re pioneering the way for other countries to follow in our footsteps driving prosperity by seizing the economic opportunities of becoming a greener economy.

Chris Skidmore, Energy and Clean Growth Minister, July 2019

Mobilityways in action - Winsford HQ

Cheshire Constabulary was founded in 1857 and is responsible for policing nearly a million people across a county with large rural expanses and a 200 mile motorway network.

Using Mobilityways’ Scoping Smart Mobility tools, we analysed the real-world commute options for all 1,754 employees working at the Winsford HQ.

I am committed to putting Cheshire first and, where possible, supporting local businesses to provide our services whilst still delivering value for money, providing local jobs, and reducing environmental impacts.

David Keane, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire

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Commuting is responsible for 5% of the UK’s total CO2e emissions (18 million tonnes a year)

With over 2,000 officers and 1,500 staff, employee commutes are a major source of Cheshire Constabulary’s carbon footprint..

Cheshire Constabulary were looking for solutions that would solve both practical and environmental issues, whilst not jeopardising their critical operations. They needed:

Solutions that would not impact their critical operational work.

Practical solutions to real world parking problems at their HQ.

Actionable results to inform data-driven decision making.

Reliable data about their current commuter emissions.

Improved transport infrastructure through partnerships.

Expert advice and support with minimal distraction from core work.

Key actionable findings from our Scoping Smart Mobility report

Surprisingly, public transport was not viable for 91% of employees.

Active travel was not realistic for most of the team, with only 6% of the team in walking distance.

The vast majority of Cheshire Constabulary’s employees - 79% - had at least one sustainable transport option available to them.

Following our Scoping Smart Mobility analysis of Cheshire Constabulary’s HQ, we worked to produce a series of realistic recommendations.

One major outcome was a partnership with the local bus operator – Arriva. Close analysis of our data indicated that minor adaptations to Arriva’s routes would allow substantial increases in Police Staff patronage.

Amongst other initiatives Cheshire Constabulary decided to implement our Liftshare for Work platform.

The management of our commuters is important to us, so we invited Mobilityways to complete a scoping report around transport to help us reduce parking and carbon emissions. We discovered only 9% of employees could utilise public transport, and only 6% live within walking distance. Scoping gave us a toolbox which we can utilise to really maximise our travel policy and transport choices for our colleagues travelling to work.

Michael Johnson, Environment and Sustainability Lead, Cheshire Constabulary

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