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.
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.
An improved Lancaster University Bus Station
The platform was extended a couple of years ago to give passengers more space, and more room for buses too. The air quality has also improved due to lower-emission buses being used and much less traffic passing through Lancaster University Bus Station now that the road is for buses only. Further improvements are being delivered in summer 2023 including drainage, lighting, cladding and decoration.
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.
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.Green Lancaster