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Sustainable Travel Plan

Birmingham City University is a multi-campus university with around 23,000 students and 2,800 staff, many of whom travel to and between campuses regularly. As such, we have assessed travel to be one of the areas where we have a significant impact upon the environment and while on some occasions travel cannot be avoided, it is an area where we may be able to influence the mode of travel chosen.

This is particularly the case as we move to our new City Centre Campus where parking will be limited to those with disabilities. This is a significant change for the University and in light of this we are currently reviewing our travel plans. 

During 2015 we produced up-to-date Sustainable Transport Plans for both our City South Campus and our City Centre Campus (the latter of which will encompass our wider City Centre Sites). A travel survey in 2015 identified a decrease in students and staff driving and an increase in those cycling and walking, notably a 13% increase in students walking. The University continues to encourage sustainable travel through a bike loan scheme and sustainable travel events. Sustainable travel options are explained to students and staff in University Welcome Events. During 2017, the Sustainable Travel Plans will be updated for our City Centre and City South Campuses.

Travelling to our campuses

The University is a member of Travelwise Birmingham. Staff, students and visitors who visit our campuses can plan walking, cycling, bus and rail routes using the Travelwise website.  Directions are also available on the Maps and campuses page of our website.