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