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In 2019, a 5 year Transport Strategy was published setting out the University's main aims relating to transport:

  1. To ensure that both walking and cycling remain attractive and safe choices.
  2. To reduce the number of single-occupancy car journeys in the context of the aim of convenient, practical and predictable journeys. 
  3. To focus on providing realistic alternatives to single occupancy car journeys, recognising that external factors (such as increasing congestion, or demand management initiatives) introduced by the local authorities are likely to make some car journeys onto University sites less attractive.
  4. To work towards the highest possible uplift in public transport use through making the most efficient investment. 
  5. To work in partnership with local government and other partners on short and long-term development with respect to transport.
  6. To work towards electrification of the vehicles that get used most – our fleet, buses that we subsidise, taxis or shared vehicles that we use.
  7. To work towards optimisation of “last mile” delivery in collaboration with the Colleges and other parties both to reduce and “electrify” deliveries in the city centre.

The Transport Strategy also sets out our main commitments to deliver, which include:

  • Electrification of the Universal bus service from 2021
  • Improving cycling infrastructure on the University's estate and lobbying for improvements elsewhere in Cambridge
  • Providing facilities to support cycling including cycle training and cycle loan schemes.
  • Reviewing our car parking policy to ensure we are allowing staff to park on our estate who need it the most
  • Working with transport providers and local and regional government to improve sustainable transport options across the area 
  • Working towards 100% electrification of the University’s vehicle fleet by 2030

You can read more about these actions in the strategy

Front cover of the Transport Strategy.