I've just gotten back from the Motorcycle Safety Summit in Canberra (about which I'll post another time). One of the presenters was Tony Sharp from the Institute of Highway Engineers who was responsible for developing the motorcycle guidelines for highway engineers. Read them and weep. In particular have a look at the Travel Plans section. Travel Plans are required where new developments are taking place that might have an influence on transport requirements. The Travel Plan focuses on encouraging modal shift from single occupancy private cars by improving options for travel to the workplace and encouraging wider use of sustainable transport.This is often achieved by introducing a combination of incentives and disincentives to persuade and support people using alternative commuter modes. The site has a PDF with examples of these plans... This is the GCHQ example (GCHQ is Britians "spook central" for Signals Inteligence) Example 5: GCHQ - Cheltenham 3.4.6 In September 2003, GCHQ moved to new headquarters which replaced more than 50 buildings in and around Cheltenham. As part of its Travel Plan GCHQ is encouraging more staff to use forms of transport other than the single occupancy car.The new site has 15% less parking spaces. Although half of the organisation was already located in older buildings in the vicinity, the arrival of new staff from the other side of town placed extra pressure on the local road network. About 15% of its 4,500 staff cycle to work and at least 5% use motorcycles - this is set to increase. In association with Gloucestershire County Council, BikeSafe has been promoted at the site and those cycling and motorcycling benefit from secure, preferential parking, lockers and showers and the option of an interest-free loan to purchase machines and protective clothing.