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Environment and Energy


Overarching aim

To provide viable and accessible sustainable travel options for staff and students for travel to work, travel at work and travel for work which results in a reduction of carbon emissions.


  • At least 75% of staff to be regularly commuting to work by sustainable modes of travel by 2016.
  • By 2020 to have reduced the per capita carbon emissions from flights by 25%.

With over 9,000 staff, 19,000 students, more than 20 sites of University departments and other buildings, and fewer than 2000 car parking spaces, travel to and at work is a key issue for the University to manage.

Cambridge’s Travel Plan contains ways to save money and provides an umbrella for information on a range of travel areas. It exists to improve access to and between sites, and to enable staff to find alternatives to driving.

Commuting to work

Catch the bus

Subsidised travel on the Uni 4; Cambridgeshire bus services; Park and Ride information


Share the commute and save money through the online tool

For general information on car parking, please see the EM website (opens in a new window).

Get Cycling

Discounts and savings; Cycle to Work Scheme; find out how to stay safe on your bike; top tips on how to try and avoid bike theft; online interactive cycle route-finder

Use the train

10% discounts on monthly/ annual season tickets for specific routes

Try car clubs

Join the University’s car club to be able to have access to a vehicle during the day without needing to drive to work.

Travel to Work loan scheme

Find out whether you could receive an interest-free loan to purchase an annual bus or rail season ticket, or to assist with the purchase of a bicycle and associated safety equipment.

Travel strategy and commuting measurement

Travel Plan

A package of measures to support greener travel initiatives at the University of Cambridge: find out more about the details here.

Travel survey: annual results

Travel for Cambridgeshire (formerly The Cambridgeshire Travel for Work Partnership) are a fantastic organisation that support travel across Cambridgeshire and that coordinate our annual travel survey. Keep an eye out for the email link to the survey from the University’s Travel Coordinator each October.

Business travel

Business travel is a key part of our carbon footprint. Find out how you can help us reduce the University’s impact in this area.