Travel Plan

The Travel Plan aims to support University operations and development; encourage and enable sustainable transport choices for everybody; and continually reduce the negative impacts of travel such as congestion, carbon emissions and air pollution. The Travel Plan will deliver the University's target to be carbon neutral from all its scope 3 transport emissions by 2035. 

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Lancaster University’s Travel Plan has been recognised as a sector leading strategy that has facilitated and directed significant changes in travel modes for the University’s staff, students and visitors. Originally adopted in 2005, the Travel Plan has driven a 24% reduction in carbon emissions from student and staff commuting, primarily through changes in travel modes.

Travel Plan

Underpass bus stop improvements

Since 2019, the main bus stop on campus in the Underpass has been significantly improved. The platform was expanded to accommodate more space for passengers whilst room was created for more buses too. New lighting, more seating and a new footway has been provided. The Underpass road is now for buses only between 8am and 8pm so traffic noise has reduced and the air quality has been improved.

A number of incentives and policies are in place to make travel by bus preferable to travel via less environmentally friendly methods such as by car.

The University has a restricted number of parking spaces available to staff. Incentives are in place to allow car users to switch to bus travel as their main method of commuting. Not only does this reduce our carbon emissions, but it also reduces traffic in the local community and is cost effective too.

Buss parked at the Buss stop 'Underpass' on Campus.

Cycle Parking

The University has over 1500 dedicated bicycle parking spaces, across more than 80 locations on campus. Most cycle shelters are open access. Secure shelters are generally managed by the department or college in which they are located. A programme of improvements to cycle routes and new bicycle parking facilities are some of the key driving factors towards the existing five year strategy to improve and expand bicycle parking spaces.

More information is available on the Cycling page.

Someone cycling on Campus.

Student Travel Survey 2022 Prize Draw – Terms and Conditions

Everyone can make a difference and help to reduce the University’s carbon emissions. From Monday 21 November until Sunday 4 December you can take the Lancaster University 2022 Travel Survey and have your say about how we can improve travel and keep our campus green. The survey takes just a few minutes to complete and will provide important information that can shape how we think about travel to and from campus in the future.

Click this link to access the Lancaster University staff survey.

Click this link to access the Lancaster University student survey.

The prize draw is available to Lancaster University students only. Terms and conditions are below:

  1. The prize draw is open to registered students of Lancaster University who have completed the Student Travel Survey 2022.
  2. Lancaster University staff are not permitted to enter. A separate Staff Travel Survey has been provided for staff.
  3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  4. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  5. Entrants must submit a completed travel survey sharing their Lancaster University email address prior to submission of the survey. Other email addresses for the survey respondent or for agents or other third parties are not accepted. The competition runs between 21st November 2022 and 4th December 2022 inclusive. Outside of these dates, we will accept no further entries into the competition.
  6. Only one entry is permitted per student. Multiple or duplicate entries will be deleted prior to the prize draw being made.
  7. The prizes are as follows: a prize of a £50 Amazon voucher for each of the two winners. The prizes are as stated, and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. Lancaster University is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this prize draw.
  8. The prize draw winners will be selected randomly from all entrants using a random number generator.
  9. We will notify the winners by 23rd December 2022 using the Lancaster University email address submitted in the survey. We will send an e-voucher to them using the email address submitted in the survey.
  10. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely following current UK data protection legislation. Without the entrant's prior consent, we will not disclose it to any third party. Any personal data collected will not be cross-referenced with any other University-held data or the responses to the survey.
  11. We will retain personal data for six weeks after we have notified the winners. We will then securely delete the data.
  12. This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with other organisations or partners. You are providing your email address for the prize draw entry to Lancaster University and not to any other party. For further information about how Lancaster University handles and secures personal data, please refer to our suite of Privacy Notices, which also include details concerning the rights you have over your personal data and the contact details of the University’s Data Protection Officer
  13. Lancaster University reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control.

If you have any queries regarding this competition or these terms, please contact

Students supporting Green Lancaster.

Get involved

Launched to engage with students and promote sustainability, Green Lancaster has developed to become a passionate community, committed to tackling the toughest environmental issues of today. The Green Lancaster team host a wide variety of events and initiatives throughout each year to give everyone the chance to get involved.

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