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As part of its commitment to minimise its environmental footprint from transport, and to improve congestion in Cambridge, the University wants to encourage staff, students and visitors to travel more sustainably.

The University continues to work to improve sustainable, affordable and convenient ways to travel, and has published a Transport Strategy which sets out the actions the University will take over the next five years, including:

  • Working with local transport providers and local government to improve public transport 
  • Improving cycling infrastructure and facilities to support cycling via initiatives such as the Pool Bike scheme and Dr Bike maintenance sessions
  • Working towards 100% electrification of the University’s vehicle fleet by 2030, and electrification of the Universal bus service from 2021
  • Reviewing our approach to car parking permits to make sure these are managed consistently and transparently across the University, and are allocated to the people who need them most.

You can read more about these actions in the strategy.

It is important that the changes we make result in real improvements in people’s travel experiences. We invite members of staff who are interested in this work to sign up to our transport consultation group, to receive updates on our work according to area of interest. We will be holding discussions for staff on specific areas of the strategy: further details will be posted here and sent to members of the group.

The University is one of the five partners forming the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) which comprises:

• Cambridge City Council

• Cambridgeshire County Council

• South Cambridgeshire District Council

• The University of Cambridge

• Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Business Board.

The partnership is working across the three key areas of transport, housing and skills, to grow and share prosperity and improve quality of life for the people of Greater Cambridge. You can read the University’s contributions to the Greater Cambridge Partnerships consultations on transport here.