With the increasing demand for large amounts of information, secure and central storage of all Travel Plan site information provides significant advantages.
iTRACE provides continuity for the engagement of Travel Plan sites over time. iTRACE tracks Workplace and Schools Travel Plans over time giving unique insight in to their performance. The solution also provides long term business process continuity, as the solution applies standard processes for dealing with sites. Furthermore our iTRACE solution is web-based and as such all Travel Plan data is in a central storage. The combination of standard process and central storage helps alleviate the disruption of staff turnover.
A key aspect of iTRACE is that it gives value to the work undertaken by Planning & Development Control Units in securing the Travel Plans by helping to ensure they meet their objectives through effective data collection, monitoring and review processes.
Historically, the travel planning process ended with the approval of the Travel Plan document. The lack of subsequent monitoring and enforcement has resulted in missed opportunities to benefits from successful travel plans and recover penalty clause funding.
Providing a standard system which organisations can use to fulfil their Travel Plan surveying requirements presents an opportunity for Local Authorities to charge for the Travel Plan monitoring process.
iTRACE gives authorities a detailed and accurate picture of Travel Plans at a local or regional level, and the effects that behavioural and physical initiatives have on reducing car use, and on encouraging the use of sustainable travel methods.
Establishment of a region-wide database of travel plans will enable authorities to undertake some coordinated strategic planning for the first time.