Sustrans signs up to Green Commute Initiative

The GCI is a cycle to work scheme with no £1,000 limit
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Sustrans has signed up to Green Commute Initiative (GCI), a cycle to work scheme which has no £1,000 limit.

For Sustrans, GCI deployed its corporate portal to ensure a 'smooth' application process with the portal auto-filling much of the application form for employees.

Through the portal, the scheme manager sets parameters, such as maximum order value and repayment period, and approves and progress checks applications via the portal.

Alistair Goulding, internal communications manager at Sustrans, said: “At Sustrans our mission is to make it easier to walk and cycle for everyone – and that of course includes our staff.

“By partnering with GCI, we can include a more flexible payment period and higher cost cap option for colleagues.

“This makes it easier for them to find exactly the bike they need, not least cargo bikes and a wider choice of e-bikes.

“That GCI is a social enterprise and there is no large end-of-scheme payment is a welcome bonus.”

Rob Howes, GCI’s founder and managing director, said: “I am thrilled to have Sustrans on board with GCI.

“They are leading the effort in promoting sustainable transport and to have them support GCI is a real feather in our cap.

“Giving Sustrans employees access to a wider range of bikes, including e-bikes and cargo bikes, can only be a good thing for both them and the environment.

“We firmly believe that we have the best offering in the C2W industry and 2019 is looking very bright for us.”

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