TfL sets out travel advice for the construction sector

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Transport for London‘s (TfL) toolkit sets out its latest travel advice for the construction sector as more of its workforce return to sites across the capital

In line with the government’s easing of lockdown measures, Transport for London (TfL) is working to get London back to work safely and sustainably.

Social distancing measures mean that the number of people that can travel is significantly constrained. Transport for London said: “We are doing all we can to ensure a safe transport network, but we need the construction sector to play its part.”

Employers can help by:

  • When travelling on public transport, it is important that passengers continue to follow the latest Government guidance to ensure they use public transport safely
  • Enhancing the facilities you offer, such as lockers, showers and cycle storage, to enable your workforce to walk and cycle all or part of their journey to the site
  • The best time to travel is 08:15-16:00 and after 17:30. Employers could change your operating hours and/or stagger shifts to help your workforce travel to and from work during these times
  • Working with neighbouring major sites to stagger operating times or workers’ shift times
  • Allocating those shifts starting and finishing around peak travel times (05:45 to 08:15 and 16:00 to 17:30) to workers who can walk or cycle to and from work
  • Consolidating and retiming the transportation of materials and waste to and from your sites to avoid the busiest times of day on the road network (currently between 06:00-10:00, and 15:00-19:00)

Read the guidance on efficient deliveries and on Construction Delivery Plans here.

Read the TfL’s full briefing for the construction sector here.

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