What do we do?
The University has a long-standing commitment to the protection of the environment. In an attempt to minimise the impact of travel by car on its campus and the local environment, the University, with the co-operation of local public transport operators and Plymouth City Council, has developed a Green Travel Plan. We are committed to campus practices that contribute to the achievement of cultural, economic and social sustainability. Our aims include developing green spaces as the campus is both a learning tool and an extension of the learning environment. We have made excellent progress on campus in improving public spaces and creating a pedestrian first ethos. We will continue to develop the sustainable aspects of our Travel Plan, a key strategic objective of which is to reduce car dependency and usage associated with commuting.
We have commissioned extensive surveys of staff and student travel patterns. The results of these surveys have fed into the plan’s development.
It is intended that the number of car journeys to/from campus will be reduced by:
- encouraging staff, students and visitors to use public transport
- providing facilities for cyclists
- encouraging car sharing and Park and Ride schemes
- charging car users to park on the campuses.