Reasonable efforts should be made to minimise the impact of deliveries and parking on the local roads.
Construction sites bring numerous additional cars and site vehicles to the local areas and parking is often a cause of complaint from neighbours or local businesses.
BAM NHC considered the inevitable impact of parking around site and looked for ways to reduce an additional influx of cars in the station area of Utrecht.
All employees (except concrete drillers and welders as they have many tools which would take up too much space on the bus) parked on the edge of the city centre and made use of public transport for the last few miles of their journeys.
Employees were given a ‘Combi Card’ which allowed them quick and easy travel to and from the city centre. One card access for the park and ride scheme and use of local transport also helped employees save time and money, whilst contributing to the reduction of traffic jams and parking problems.
The employees of subcontractors also participated in this initiative, which helped to ease tensions with the local community and positively encouraged the use of local transport.
Entry submitted by Bewuste Bouwers 'Conscious Builders' - witnessed at BAM NHC - January 2014
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