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Travel to work

The annual staff travel survey was last conducted online in October 2022.

The survey found that 32% of staff are working from home, which has reduced from 45% in 2021. The survey found 26% are cycling into their workplace and 19% are driving alone.

When home working is excluded from the sample, 71% of staff accessed their workplace using sustainable travel modes, with 39% arriving by bicycle, 29% driving alone in petrol or diesel cars, 3% in electric cars alone, 7% walking, 8% by bus,76% car sharing, 7% by train and 1% using other modes. 

How we used the 2022 survey results:

  • The modal split data was reported to the University Council in Lent term as part of the Transport Strategy update. It was also used to calculate our scope 3 emissions from transport.
  • The data on vehicles using the A14 was reported to the local councils as part of the North West Cambridge Framework Travel Plan (a compulsory part of the planning process).
  • The survey asked staff for their level of satisfaction with the Universal bus and cycling initiatives, this data was used alongside other monitoring data to check its performance.
  • The feedback on the car parking policy has been used to develop the recommendations. 
  • The data was also used to inform our view and responses to consultations on local authority transport projects.