Encouraging Sustainable Travel…
At PSP, we aim to encourage staff to adopt more sustainable travel habits to our site on the Porton Down Science Campus to take cars off the road, to help reduce air pollution as well as to help reduce local congestion.
We aim to achieve this through the consideration of available choices for the mode of transport taken to establish active and long-term solutions for commutes to and from the workplace at Porton Down for PSP based staff.
We are committed to help PSP based staff reduce their car miles driven to the site as well as reducing “drive alone” figures that are also made by visitors and contractors.
Conscious that car culture is a significant contributor of environmental emissions and where over 60% of car journeys in the UK are single occupancy, it is acknowledged that PSP’s location is rural and remote and it can be difficult for PSP staff to get to work without a car from distances of over 10 miles.
An immediate solution to overcome this is for PSP staff is to consider car sharing where it is feasible and/or viable for those staff who might live in the vicinity of a colleague – or indeed, in another company at PSP whose place of work is also at PSP or with staff from a campus partner organisation.
Car ownership costs! – fuel, insurance, maintenance and depreciation on a vehicle’s value – and if PSP staff can car share on a day or two or over all days during the working week, it will start to make a difference to achieve environmentally sustainable modes of travel and PSP welcomes this consideration.
Other modes of transport to the Porton Down Science Campus include:
Taxi – the campus is familiar to all taxi companies servicing Salisbury train station
Supporting sustainable travel for people with a disability that can make travelling by train difficult, PSP is also working with Trainline, one of Europe’s leading train and coach providers, for rail services to Salisbury.
Trainline works with 270 rail and coach companies to offer our customers travel to thousands of destinations in and across 45 countries in Europe.
Its aim is to bring together all rail, coach and other travel services into one simple experience so people can get the best prices and smart, real-time travel info on the go.
Disabled Persons Railcard | Disabled Train Pass | Trainline (thetrainline.com)
For PSP staff who live in Salisbury or in villages in the vicinity of Porton Down and under 10 miles in distance from the campus, travel by bike – pedal or electric – is also encouraged.
*As of March 2022
From Endless Street in Salisbury to the Campus, bus no. 67 X – leaves at 8.20am
From the Campus back to Endless Street in Salisbury, bus no. 66 – leaves at 4.50pm