Travel to campus – have you thought about sustainable options?

January 9th, 2024

Promoting active and sustainable travel options is a priority for the university, and there are a number of options to help staff and students make environmental choices when travelling to and from campus.

Sustainable schemes, promotions and initiatives that the university is involved in include:

Cycle to Work

Cycling to work offers a flexible, fit and sustainable way to travel between our campuses and elsewhere. The university offers a comprehensive Cycle to Work scheme accessible through the Employee Hub and has increased the value of the scheme to enable staff to purchase bicycles up to the value of £4,000.

Public transport

The university in collaboration with a number of public transport operators across the city offer a number of travel pass schemes. They offer staff the opportunity to purchase travel passes through salary deductions – there are a range of these available to support differing work patterns, many at discounted rates.

Nottingham’s tram network (NET) is currently running an offer where people can save £225 on their annual adult season tram ticket when they buy a pass in full (not through the salary sacrifice scheme) – but the offer is only valid until the end of January. See more here.

For travelling between campuses, we provide four free Hopper bus services to Jubilee (903), King’s Meadow (902), Derby Royal Hospital (904) and Sutton Bonington campuses (901). In addition, university staff and students can travel for free on Medilink by showing their UniCard. More information on these services can be found here.

Car sharing

The university has teamed up with the UK’s largest car sharing network to provide a car share scheme specifically for University of Nottingham staff.

The online scheme enables staff to search for someone who goes their way so they can share the journey.

You don’t have to car share every day to make a difference! Even sharing once a week offers financial savings, as well as reducing your carbon footprint, congestion and demand for parking spaces.

Find out more on the Car Share web pages.

Free personalised travel plan

New to Nottingham and wanting advice on your commute to campus? Moved house and looking at the best way of travelling to work? Want to save money on your commute and reduce your carbon emissions?

To receive tailored advice, the university can provide a Personal Travel Plan for your journey to campus. The Personalised Travel Plan (PTP) will look at options for walking, cycling, public transport and car sharing – all in a single document. It compares journey time, CO2 emitted and calories burnt for each option. Cycling routes also show an elevation profile so you can see how hilly they are.

Find out more and get your own personalised travel plan here.

For more information about sustainable travel to and from the university, visit our Sustainability webpages.

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