The University promotes sustainable travel for students, staff and visitors.

Transport-related carbon emissions are the second largest contribution to the university’s total carbon footprint. Many travel carbon savings have already been achieved. The Travel Plan has identified many new activities to help us achieve the following targets.

Transport and travel targets

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Transport SMART targets for 2018/19:

  • 25% reduction absolute tCO2e emissions from staff and students’ commuting to University on a daily basis by 2020 from a baseline 2010/11 of 6,843 tCO2e

How are we going to achieve these targets?

  • Implement automatic number plate recognition technology on key university sites by summer 2020.
  • Lead Woo Bikes 2 year e-bike share scheme on campus and with Worcester City large employers ended February 2020
  • Review student late night travel arrangements by February 2019

Woo Bike share

We have car share, Woo Bike share so you can have worry free cycling for a year, cycle to work to help you purchase your own bike and subsidised bus tickets.  Academic year-long bus tickets for staff and students' are valid on all First Bus Worcester City services cost £110 and 10 journey e-tickets for just £7 are available and are valid for 12 months. Buy on line here. 

The  is offered by the University of Worcester to promote healthier journeys to work and reduce environmental pollution.  The scheme is open to all University employees, on one year or longer contracts, providing a tax exemption to staff for the hire of cycles and cyclist safety equipment, up to the value of £1,000 and includes electric bikes (e-bikes). Gtech offer an additional discount for students and staff of 10% off their e-bike range, and free lights. Contact to get the voucher code.

Download our full current qualitative and quantitative targets and progress against targets from Carbon Management & Targets page.