Transport Strategy

This means an increasing demand for transport and we need to plan to meet this in a sustainable way.

This is the purpose of our Transport Strategy which aims to:

  • reduce the numbers of car journeys on the network
  • promote appropriate sustainable transport alternatives
  • improve users' journey experience
  • improve local air quality
  • reduce the University's carbon footprint.

We will be reviewing and updating the strategy during 2019 for consultation during 2020.

Sustainable Travel team

The Sustainable Travel team manages and supports a wide range of schemes and activities for achieving the aims of the Transport Strategy, including:

  • making sure that staff with a genuine need for parking have priority in using the University’s limited parking availability
  • season ticket loans and discounts for public transport
  • loans to buy your own bicycle, free bike maintenance and adult cycle training
  • providing more cycle parking, showers and changing facilities
  • helping departments to make more pool bikes available to their staff, including electric bikes
  • the Science Transit Shuttle bus service between the centre of Oxford, Old Road Campus and the Headington hospitals, Begbroke Science Park, Harwell Campus and the Wytham Field Station
  • using more Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEV) in the University’s fleet 
  • making purchasing and freight servicing more efficient – this means that our suppliers use fewer and zero-emission vehicles to deliver goods to the University
  • understanding air quality at a local level and the impact on people travelling around the city

We also work with a wide range of partner organisations to benefit our staff and students by:

  • influencing transport policy in Oxford
  • lobbying for transport improvements
  • funding transport schemes
  • supporting sustainable travel initiatives

Transport Strategy

Click here to read our strategy


Contact us

Sustainable Travel team

+44 (0) 1865 2 88782