Sustainable Travel

 

Sustainable Travel at UoB

Wherever you start your journey to campus, you can take a more sustainable transport mode to get here, and the benefits abound. Active travel boosts physical and mental health; discounts and schemes save you money; and it is all good for our city and world.

News

Latest updates about sustainable travel.

Events

Coming up on campus and online.

Bike Mechanic Medium
26Jan

Bike Maintenance Skills 1: Introduction

Dates
Wednesday 26 January 2022 (16:00-17:30)
Location
Staff House (Campus Map R24)
Description
Keeping your bike in good condition is an essential part of getting the best out of cycling, whether for commuting, errands or exercise. Learn how with Gear Up's friendly and knowledgeable bike mechanics.
Bike Mechanic Medium
9Feb

Bike Maintenance Skills 1: Introduction, 9 Feb

Dates
Wednesday 9 February 2022 (16:00-17:30)
Location
Staff House (Campus Map R24)
Description
Keeping your bike in good condition is an essential part of getting the best out of cycling, whether for commuting, errands or exercise. Learn how with Gear Up's friendly and knowledgeable bike mechanics.
Bike Mechanic Medium
16Feb

Bike Maintenance Skills 2: Puncture Repair and Adjusting Gears, 16 Feb

Dates
Wednesday 16 February 2022 (16:00-17:30)
Location
Staff House (Campus Map R24)
Description
Keeping your bike in good condition is an essential part of getting the best out of cycling, whether for commuting, errands or exercise. Learn how with Gear Up's friendly and knowledgeable bike mechanics.

 About the Service

Commuting is a choice we make every day. For something so routine and intermediary, our daily travel has enormous consequences on our health, our time and money, and the world we live in. Since 2008, it has been a university priority for staff and students to be 'smart movers' and choose sustainable transport to come to campus. That's because solo car jouneys contribute every day to our collective greenhouse gas emissions. It's also because the sustainable alternatives advantage our wellbeing, wallets and world:

We make choices based on realistic options. That's why the university-wide travel survey is at the heart of the sustainable travel plan. Understanding why staff and students make the transport choices they do, helps devise measures to make sustainable transport more attractive. The hire-bike scheme popular with international and exchange students and the 25% discount on yearly staff bus passes are just two examples.

The travel plan has had great successes in the past 12 years. Solo car driving dropped five percentage points 2008-2018, staff cycling is more than the double national average, and 78% of undergraduates walk or cycle to study. Like these members of our community, will you be a smart mover too?

Contact

For information, queries or advice on sustainable travel please contact Edward Shelley, the University's sustainable travel officer, by emailing sustainabletravel@contacts.bham.ac.uk

 

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