WIT Press


The Possibilities Of Company Mobility Management In Finland

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT060051

Volume

89

Pages

9

Published

2006

Size

760 kb

Author(s)

E. Sala & N. Karasmaa

Abstract

Company mobility management is still a very new idea in Finland and the concept itself is rather unknown. This is why mobility management has been little used. This research aims to define the responsibility issues of company mobility management in Finland. The most efficient actions to influence employees’ mobility behaviour and to encourage employers to include company mobility management as part of the company’s values were also considered. Keywords: company mobility management, mobility plan, sustainable traffic, public transport, daily working trips. 1 Introduction The idea of company mobility management is that the company employers could have positive means to influence their employees’ travelling habits so that they prefer sustainable models of transport, such as public transport, cycling or walking, to using a private car in daily working travelling [1, 2]. Traffic and its disadvantages caused by private cars are the main part of many office based companies’ environmental load [3]. For this reason, employers may have a significant role in reducing traffic and its disadvantages. Work places have a good opportunity to have positive influence on the way employees’ travel to and from work and on their travelling habits during the day [4]. However, employees have the right to make their own decisions. The main principle of company mobility management is that employers offer different kinds of means and lures, so that employees would get more alternative choices when travelling to work and that way employees would change their travelling habits and thus prefer more sustainable transport systems. Company

Keywords

company mobility management, mobility plan, sustainable traffic, public transport, daily working trips.