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.
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
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.
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