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 2018 survey data collection period is now complete. The survey closed in early February and we're now busy looking at everything you had to say. Thanks very much to everyone who completed it. We hope to publish the travel survey report in mid May. In the meantime the 2016 results are available below.

2016 Travel Survey full report

2016 Travel Survey 1 page summary in Travel Wise issue 17


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

  • - Widening of the shared path between Agriculture, Meteorology and Friends Bridge to allow more space for cyclists and pedestrians to share.
  • - Commissioning a report looking at shared routes across Whiteknights camps to guide a programme of route improvements.
  • - Installation of new lockable cycle parking shelters outside Chemistry, RUSU, Agriculture and Harbourne builings
  • - Additional sheltered cycle parking on all three main campuses.
  • - Introduction of a night bus service
  • - Increased frequency of buses between the University and town centre.
  • - New larger bus shelter installed on Chancellors Way
  • - Improvements to lighting in a range of locations.
  • - Improvements to the drainage along Queen's Drive to avoid flooding.
  • - Production of the University shower map to highlight where showers are available.
  • - Introduction of cycle2work scheme in June 2014

Travel Plan

Our latest University Travel Plan was approved by the Environment and Sustainability Committee in June 2017. The Travel Plan sets out our plans for increasing sustainable travel and targets to 2022. 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. Our headline target is that we want to see 83% of travel to the University to be via sustainable modes of travel (not single occupant car). More detail can be found in the Travel Plan. It includes an Action Plan for the 5 year period. It is monitored by the biannual travel survey, but we're working on other methods of monitoring.

UOR Travel Plan 2017-2022

Travel Projects and Progress Updates

Each year we will publish an update to our Travel Plan action plan highlighting progress that has been made that year. The next update will be due in June 2018.

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.