“The shower has definitely led to an increase in people cycling in to work, there’s no question about it."
C-Pro Direct wanted to make a change at their workplace in order to be more environmentally friendly, but weren’t sure of the benefits or how to go about it. By using the online calculator on the Sustainable Routes website they saw the difference that a change would make to their staff, the environment and their bottom line. After seeing this they took the decision to install a shower at their workplace in order to encourage more people to cycle to work, rather than drive in.
Sustainable Routes supported C-Pro Direct in the purchase and installation of the shower and then it was time to reap the benefits.
Stella Morris, owner of C-Pro Direct, is in no doubt that the installation of the shower has had a large and lasting effect. “The shower has definitely led to an increase in people cycling in to work, there’s no question about it. They just wouldn’t cycle in otherwise. The support of Sustainable Routes has proven to be a catalyst for change in our organisation.”
Staff at C-Pro Direct are now spending less money on petrol and less time in the frustrating rush hour commute to and from work, with over 4,400 miles saved. With more staff than ever before cycling into work rather than driving in, a 1,750kg reduction in CO2 emissions has been recorded, and as healthier, more active workers can often lead to a happier, more productive workforce, C-Pro Direct and the environment are getting benefits they otherwise wouldn’t have received if it weren’t for the support of Sustainable Routes.
Create a free Travel Efficiency Plan for your business and then use the Sustainable Routes online calculator to discover the savings you could make by adopting smarter travel solutions.