Travel Planning for Education, Business and Community settings

Green STARS Accreditation

Complete your STARS Application

Set at least two targets

Plan - 10 Sustainable Travel Initiatives, 5 Supporting Initiatives, 2 Consultation Initiatives

Bronze STARS Accreditation

Completed everything identified at Green Accreditation

Complete a Pupil & Staff Survey

Deliver - 10 Sustainable Travel Initiatives, 5 Supporting Initiatives, 2 Consultation Initiatives

Silver STARS Accreditation

Completed everything identified at Bronze Accreditation

Establish a working group

Deliver - 20 Sustainable Travel Initiatives, 10 Supporting Initiatives, 7 Consultation Initiatives

Gold STARS Accreditation

Establish everything identified at Silver Accreditation

Shift away from Car use in pupil travel travel data of 5 percentage points

Deliver - 25 Sustainable Travel Initiatives, 15 Supporting Initiatives, 10 Consultation Initiatives

Platinum STARS Accreditation

Establish everything identified at Gold Accreditation

Have completed a minimum of three annual pupil travel surveys in the last 4 academic years including one from the current year.

Increase in active modes of travel of at least 5 percentage points in the last 4 academic years

Need more information?

There are a range of great resources and guidance documents in the STARS System designed to help

All you need to do is login and select the 'Guidance' tab

Green STARS Accreditation

Complete the Sections of the Travel Plan

Complete the Aim & Objectives Section

Establish a working group and Set at least one Target

Plan a minimum of 5 Travel Initiatives and 2 Supporting Initiatives

Bronze STARS Accreditation

Produce a Travel Plan

Carry out a baseline survey

Set at least one target for modal shift

Identify at least one travel and transport issue

Deliver a minimum of 5 actions to increase levels of sustainable travel

Demonstrate corporate commitment to Travel Plan

Silver STARS Accreditation

Meet all Bronze criteria plus:

Mode of travel survey response rate is increased from the previous survey

Establish a travel working group (minimum of 3 persons)

Deliver a minimum of 15 actions to increase levels of sustainable travel

Achieve modal shift away from car travel and increase sustainable travel

Gold STARS Accreditation

Meet all Silver and Bronze criteria plus:

Mode of travel survey response rate is increased from the previous survey

Deliver a minimum of 25 actions to increase levels of sustainable travel

Deliver 2 Gold standard actions

Achieve modal shift away from car travel and increase sustainable travel

Provide a case study to demonstrate Gold level status

Platinum STARS Accreditation

Meet Gold criteria plus:

Hold STARS accreditation for a minimum of 3 years

Meet staff travel mode data criteria within last 2 years

Achieve reductions in single occupancy vehicle journeys and increase in active modes from previous Gold accreditation levels

Need more information?

There are a range of great resources and guidance documents in the STARS System designed to help

All you need to do is login and select the 'Guidance' tab

Modeshift STARS

Effective Travel Plans are vital for a healthier, greener, and safer future, as they promote and enable more sustainable and active modes of travel. 

Modeshift work with thousands of business, education and community settings across the UK to improve Travel Plan standards, share best practice and award Modeshift STARS accreditation. 

Modeshift STARS empowers organisations by providing a centre of excellence for developing, delivering and monitoring effective Travel Plans. 

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Who are Modeshift?

Established in 2007, Modeshift is a not for profit membership organisation funded by the public, private and community sectors in the United Kingdom.

Modeshift aims to secure increased levels of safe, active and sustainable travel in educational establishments, businesses and communities thereby engendering widespread travel behaviour change in the long term. It seeks to do this by representing its members’ needs and supporting sustainable travel practitioners through a range of new and existing services.

Using its position as a leading organisation in sustainable travel, Modeshift aims to be the centre of excellence for the promotion of sustainable travel choices in education, workplace and community settings by raising standards of industry delivery. This includes establishing a standard and level of implementation for travel plans, sharing best practice on the provision of travel choices information, and recognising excellence in the delivery of sustainable travel initiatives in schools and workplaces.

Ultimately Modeshift works with its members and partners in striving towards a world in which communities are free to make healthy and sustainable travel choices where active travel is seen as the norm.