Work-related travel is rapidly changing as businesses adopt more environmentally friendly policies, it has been claimed.
A survey, conducted by Bibby Financial Services, showed that 54 per cent of small companies believe they have changed their approach to travelling, with 25 per cent claiming to take public transport rather than driving.
Cycling to work schemes and car sharing companies have also been adopted by 23 per cent, the survey shows.
David Robertson, global chief executive of the company, said: "It is clear from our research that owners and managers are taking action by reducing the amount of time spent on the road."
He also said that the rising price of fuel should encourage people to take more environmentally friendly transport measures.
In support of these changes, the government recently launched the cycle to work scheme which enables people to buy tax-free bikes to make commuting greener and less expensive.