Cycle or Walk

For journeys in and around Oxford to attend meetings, we encourage staff and students to walk or cycle as much as possible.

The benefits of both are well-documented. Both provide good exercise in your working day, save money and, of course, boost your green credentials. Choosing to walk or cycle to or from meetings can also substantially reduce your journey time as the route is often much more direct than the alternative vehicle route.


Oxford is not a campus university. To plan your quickest route for meetings in Oxford’s colleges, halls, departments, libraries and museums view the Oxford University searchable map.

You can also use Google Maps to find your way around Oxford on foot.

Bike sharing is a great solution to business travel needs around the city and something we promote as much as possible to staff.

Visit Oxford City Council for Oxford’s docked bikeshare scheme offering e-bikes.

Some departments have pool bikes that you can use for attending meetings in other University buildings. Ask your manager or Departmental Administrator for details.  

If your department does not currently have a scheme and you want to set one up please visit Green Travel Fund  for more information or contact the Travel Team for advice at

Do you know that University staff can claim mileage if using their own bike?  

  • You can claim 20p per mile for all mileage when using your own bike 
  • Find out more about claiming expenses when using your own bike or other private vehicle  

For more reasons to get on your bike at work please visit our Cycling pages.

Contact us

Sustainable Travel team

+44 (0) 1865 2 88782