City council workers forced to pay for their car parking have switched to greener ways of getting into work.
Gloucester City Council started to charge its workers £250 per year to use staff car parks from January 2011.
Since then there has been a 25 per cent drop in usage, with more workers car sharing, taking the bus and cycling.
But the council's 'green travel' plan still has some way to go - the most popular way of getting into work is still travelling alone, in a car.
Environmental co-ordinator Stephen McDonnell said: "Green travel plans are not a legal requirement but many types of council have produced and implemented them, setting a good example to other organisations."
City councillors were told of the progress with the plan, one year on, at their cabinet meeting on Wednesday night.