As a city centre University, transport is a key issue. We encourage all our students and staff to travel sustainably. We define sustainable travel to include all forms of transport other than those with single vehicle occupancy. By travelling sustainably, our students and staff help reduce congestion, improve the air quality of the city, and reduce the amount of carbon that is released into the atmosphere.
Our Transport plan 2015-2016 (PDF, 157kB) promotes sustainable travel choices and aims to reduce car reliance, in particular the number of single occupant trips. It was adopted in 2014 together with the establishment of a Strategic Transport Group who approve and review the Plan.
The Plan involves the development of a set of mechanisms, initiatives and targets that together will enable the University to reduce the impact of travel and transport on the environment, whilst bringing a number of other benefits for students, staff and local communities.
We actively encourage students and staff to travel sustainably through various schemes. Some of these include: car sharing, free bus passes for students (in our Stoke Bishop residences), free cycle repair and service clinics and interest-free loans for season tickets.
We also continually improve campus facilties such as changing facilities for walkers and cyclists as well as ensuring provision of secure cycle parking.
Monitoring and review
To assess whether the Travel Plan's targets have been achieved we closely monitor the take-up of schemes, the use of facilities and run surveys. The feedback and information gathered is used to improve our schemes and facilities.
Did you know?
In 2015 we installed 348 new bike parking spaces