Staff discover more about sustainable travel

Cambridge Assessment held its second ‘Sustainable Travel Day’ at the end of April, at which a wide array of companies and organisations provided expert knowledge on making everyone’s journey to work easier and more environmentally friendly.

Georgina Watkins, Group Transport Coordinator, pulled together representatives from the Cambridge Police, Stagecoach, Abellio, Enterprise and Whippet. The Police helped over 40 Cambridge Assessment staff register their bike with Immobilise and also assisted them to mark their bicycles. Georgina is also arranging a meeting with the Police to discuss the possibility of Cambridge Assessment being able to offer this service in-house on a regular basis. Stagecoach answered questions regarding Guided Busway services and Abellio took the opportunity to discuss its £1.5 billion investment into making services better, reducing delays and cancellations and ensuring that its rolling stock is on the rails rather than out of action. Whippet was on-hand to discuss the U Route which operates between Madingley Road Park & Ride and Addenbrooke’s (via Cambridge Railway Station).

Staff were also able to find out more about the Triangle Wellbeing Centre. This facility will be a valuable resource and will offer a variety of programmes to encourage staff wellbeing. There will be two studios that can convert into one large space hosting classes with a focus on strength, cardio, mindfulness and relaxation. When not in use for dedicated events, the studios will will be open for general use and will have light weights and gym balls available. The Wellbeing Centre will also include consultation rooms for physiotherapy, osteopathy, massage and other treatments.