Huntly & District Development Trust today received confirmation that they achieved cycle friendly employer status following a recent assessment of facilities by Cycle Scotland. The assessment which is straight forward and takes an hour looks mainly at a range of building related facilities such as bicycle parking and changing facilities. It also looks at the companies understanding of the importance of active and green travel to address climate change, congestion and promote a healthy lifestyle.
The award which comes with a framed certificate also make available various resources and offers including staff training, help with travel plans and access to press and publicity. There is also a grant fund for bike shelters and lockers etc.
Oliver Giles, Project Manager at Huntly & District Development Trust said ‘This is great news and I look forward to using the resources this award brings to make HDDT even more cycle friendly. I’d also be happy to share my experience with other employers in the area interested in the scheme.’ Oliver can be contacted on 01466 799416
Richard Hammock, Chair of Huntly & District Development Trust said ‘it’s great for our organisation which promotes active and green travel in Huntly to receive recognition for the example we set. Regular cycling to work has been shown to boost productivity, reduce days lost to absenteeism and reduce the need for expensive car parking facilities’.