Travel schemes

Business TravelWise

As almost seven out of ten commuter journeys are made by car and commuter journeys account for one fifth of all journeys, business travel plans can make a significant contribution to reducing congestion and pollution.

If your business would like a develop and adapt a travel plan a member of the Environmental Strategy Unit would be happy to guide you through the process.

Staff Green Transport Plan

The adverse effects of ever increasing road traffic are well documented. They include congestion, road casualties, environmental impacts of roads and emissions of pollutants with consequent effects on health.

As a major employer, Chichester District Council can potentially play a significant part in reducing the adverse health and environmental effects of ever-increasing road traffic in our area. With this in mind, the Council's Environmental Strategy Unit developed a Staff Green Travel Plan, which has two main aims:

  1. to reduce the proportion of staff travelling to and from work alone by car; and,
  2. to reduce that volume of car-based business trips by promoting responsible car use and the use of alternatives such as walking cycling and public transport.

The Environmental Strategy Unit promotes Green Travel Plans to businesses in the district.

Co-wheels Car Club Chichester

Two cars have been added to the Car Club fleet in Chichester - a Toyota Yaris hybrid vehicle and a small Toyota Aygo city car bringing the total number of vehicles available to four. The four cars are located as follows: on East Street and West Street, in dedicated parking spaces and also on Litten Terrace in the east of the City and Stirling Road in the south of the City.

Community Car Clubs have been successful in many UK cities both larger and smaller than Chichester. They offer a modern route to car ownership in that cars are shared between all Club members. The car club has a nominal joining fee and cars are charged on an hourly basis. All maintenance, insurance and fuel costs are included in the hourly rate. Cars can be booked on-line or on the phone, see link to Co-wheels Car Club Chichester.

The purpose of our Community Car Club is to make modern, economic and clean cars available on demand to meet the mobility needs of the Chichester community. Our vision is to implement a car club which will knit into the fabric of our city and the daily lives of its occupiers.

Electric vehicle charging points

There are two electric vehicle charging points in East Pallant car-park. These have been installed by a partnership between Southern Electric, West Sussex County Council and Chichester District Council.

The points are available twenty four hours per day and subject to no parking charges. Please see the Charge Your Car website for further details on how to access and use the points.

At present, the two electric vehicle charging points are out of order - we are currently reviewing provision of EV charging points across the city and we hope to install replacement facilities at East Pallant car park in due course.