Recognising Best Practice in Sustainable Travel Through the Delivery of Travel Plans
Modeshift STARS is the Centre of Excellence for the delivery of Effective Travel Plans in Education, Business and Community settings. The STARS Business scheme recognises organisations that have shown excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable and active travel.
The STARS Business scheme was developed on the back of the success of STARS Education and launched officially in April 2019. As of January 2020, there are 24 local authorities in England that use the system to develop and monitor Workplace Travel Plans for their areas, using the accreditation element to recognise the delivery of effective Travel Plans.
Modeshift STARS offers National Accreditation for sites that have demonstrated best practice in the implementation of their Travel Plan. Sites are awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold accreditation, with Silver and Gold reserved only for those sites that achieve a reduction in single-occupancy car journeys to/from their site.
As the STARS Business scheme only launched in April 2019, it is to early to provide average statistics for the modal shift that is achieved by our accredited sites. However, Next PLC have recently achieved Gold accreditation for their Head Office and are able to boast a reduction in single-occupancy car use to their site from 79% in 2014 down to 49% in 2018.
What is Modeshift STARS Business?
Modeshift STARS is the Centre of Excellence
for the delivery of Effective Travel Plans in Education, Business and Community settings.
The Modeshift STARS online platform is a comprehensive Travel Planning tool that:
Creates, develops and supports Travel Plans
Assists in monitoring and evaluation
Recognises and rewards excellence for the promotion of sustainable and active travel