Planet (and people) friendly travel
How we move around has an impact not only on our health and wellbeing, but also on how much we contribute to emitting carbon into the atmosphere. Different ways of 'getting around' affect the environment and us in different ways.
The university's Travel Plan shows that 43% of staff and 21% of students travel to university as single drivers in their cars.
One of the aims of the university's Travel Plan Strategy is to reduce single occupancy vehicle transport by 10% for staff and 7% for students by 2015 - this means using an alternative mode of transport only one day a week. See the university's Travel Plan Strategy (488k pdf) for more details.
There are several ways to get to the university's different campuses, and if you live close enough, why not walk? Browse the sections below to find out more about different ways of getting to and around campuses:
More information on staff and student travel
The University developed a Travel Plan in 2009/2010. This included a phase of data collection, a consultation period with strategic staff members and then open meetings for all staff and students. The university has hired a dedicated member of staff in the Environment Team (Estate and Facilities Management) to ensure the plan is now being implemented.
Below is a bit more detail about current staff and student travel patterns. For more information:
There have also been Travel Plans generated for each individual site which can be viewed here:
According to the recent Transport Review, of the students surveyed, 30% walk to campus, 21% drive in alone, 10% with others and 4% as passengers, 16% get the bus, 5% cycle, 11% get the train along with a few others.
In terms of staff, 43% drive in to university alone in their cars, 14% come in on foot, 13% take the train, 10% cycle and 11% take the bus.