We believe easitMEMBERS are our greatest ambassadors, so who better to shout about the benefits of becoming an easitNETWORK member.
“As long standing members of Easit, Pfizer have benefited greatly from the contact with other blue-chip companies in the East Surrey area, with the most tangible example being a shared lunchtime shuttle bus service between ourselves, Kuoni and Friends Life. We find that the regular Easit meetings a great way to share best practice, learn more about local and national green travel initiatives and network with professionals who have a sustainable travel remit.”
"Easit brought together travel organisations, the local authority and ourselves along with other end user Organisations. For Oxfam the sharing of knowledge has been great. It gave us lift-off for our sustainable commuting programme and together we hosted a successful travel fair for business and commuting. To date we have increased our Car Sharing Teams and our cycle community, helping us to win this year's Oxfordshire Travel Challenge. With limited car park capacity we continually look for sound alternatives to single car use and provides environmentally friendly, healthy and cost saving alternatives. Easit has the experience of what choices work and experience how to best promote those choices."
Travel Plan Coordinator
“easitNETWORK has successfully engaged companies in travel planning activities in sustained way and on a scale not previously achieved in Surrey. We have been pleased with the benefits that the 'easit' network has brought to companies in Surrey and to the agenda of reducing transport carbon emissions and congestion.”
Community Travel Manager
"We’ve decided to partner with a social enterprise that specializes in travel planning to manage our plan to benefit from their knowledge in this area, the relationships with travel companies already in place and because they already have an active community from the other travel plans they run. We believe joining easit will help us to achieve our environmental targets of reducing our carbon footprint"
“A recent study focussing on bringing about improvements to Manor Royal, one Crawley’s key employment areas and an important economic driver of West Sussex and the Gatwick Diamond, showed that congestion was a major issue for businesses. Given the importance of Manor Royal to the local and wider economy - providing employment for 30,000 people and attracting approximately 18,000 of these from outside the area – easitCRAWLEY was introduced to tackle the problems caused by business-related traffic movements to help achieve better commercial and community outcomes."
Economic Development Manager
“I commute on a daily basis between Worthing and Crawley and I had been looking for someone to car share with for some time. Once I became a member of easitCRAWLEY I was soon able to trace two other people who also take the same journey. We all start and finish our days work at
approximately the same time so we have all found it to be most convenient and as the costs are now split three ways, money saving as well. It is also an opportunity to meet new people and conversation helps the journey time to pass much quicker. If you make the same journey to work every day I would recommend car sharing every time.”
“Unilever became a member of easit in 2008 as part of a relocation project. Moving three offices to one site brought many challenges, and one of the biggest was travel. With the support of the assistance on the easit team, Unilever created a Travel Plan, communicated this to the business and started making steps to reduce the number of vehicles on site. Since the move, Unilever has continued its membership with easit and has benefited greatly from their experience and ongoing support.”
“I use to drive everyday to work when I first started but now I use the train with the discount card.”
“It makes the train a much more feasible option – at the moment our public transport is so expensive it is cheaper for the individual to drive but this then causes huge problems with traffic / parking / pollution. Easit is an excellent initiative to address these major problems.”
“The easit card makes it affordable for me to travel to work by train rather than car, which also means I don’t need to worry about finding parking in Oxford too, which can be both difficult to find and expensive. I find train travel a much more relaxing way to travel to work so wouldn’t be without my easit card now”.
"With an easit card I am able to save £4.80 per day on my journey to Basingstoke. I now commute 3 or 4 days a week by train whereas I previously used my car 5 days a week prior to the implementation of the easit scheme."