Travel Plan and Monitoring

Our latest University of Reading Travel Plan 2022-23 sets out our plans and targets to support sustainable travel. It is extremely important that the University continues to set targets and make progress against them in order to minimise our impact on the local environment. This will feed into a new 5 year Travel Plan in due course.

We met our stretch target for 87% of travel to the University to be via sustainable modes of travel in 2022 (not single occupant vehicle).  More detail of previous sustainable travel plans can be found in the 2017-2022 Travel Plan. Our Travel Plan is monitored by the biannual travel survey.

The University conducts a survey of staff and student travel every two years. This is both to monitor progress against the Travel Plan targets, and to identify what improvements staff and students would like to see to ease their journey to campus.

The 2022 Travel Survey was conducted during January 2022 - a massive thank you to all the people who supported the delivery of the survey and all the staff and students that completed it. Analysis of the results has now been completed and the results are available via the link below:

Travel Survey 2022 result report

Travel Survey 2022 results infographic

Travel Plan Annual Report 2021-22

Here are just some of the improvements that have been made as a direct result of the feedback you have provided in these surveys:

  • Completing installation of EV chargepoints at Greenlands
  • Improving ‘shared space’ between cyclists and pedestrians to widen path on Black Bridge - Bridges Hall
  • Widening of the shared path from Car Park 3 passed Childs Hall
  • Pathway improvements from Eat @ Square to Chemistry
  • Widening of the shared path between RUSU and Black Bridge
  • Widening of the shared path between Friends Bridge and Hopkins
  • Widening of the shared path between Agriculture, Meteorology and Friends Bridge to allow more space for cyclists and pedestrians to share.
  • Installation of new lockable cycle parking shelters outside Chemistry, RUSU, Agriculture and Harbourne builings
  • Additional sheltered cycle parking on all three main campuses.

For current updates on our various projects please see our Sustainability Services blog. You can filter the items by category to just show travel related ones if you wish.

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