Sustainable travel

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Vehicle emissions emit a mix of pollutants such as carbon monoxide and particulates, contribute to climate change, reduce air quality and increase the risk of respiratory diseases. Sustainable travel can make a huge difference to the environment, boost your health, and could relieve the strain on your pocket - find out how below.

Birmingham City Council introduced a Clean Air Zone in 2021. The zone charges the most polluting vehicles to enter parts of the city, in a bid to tackle air pollution.

Find out more about the Clean Air Zone

View our sustainable travel guides

Travelling to City Centre Campus

Travelling to City South Campus

Inter-campus travel map

Download our Travel Plans

The purpose of our Travel Plans are to encourage the use of sustainable transport and anticipate the changes in travel provision and behaviour.

City Centre Campus: Travel Plan (2018-20)

City South Campus: Travel Plan (2018-20)

BCU Travel Action Plan 2018-2020

A staff and student travel survey was planned for March 2020 to input into a Travel Plan for 2020-2022, however this was delayed due to Covid-19. We are currently developing our next full Travel Plans for 2022-2024.

In the meantime, we have developed an Interim Travel Plan to ensure that we are still taking opportunities to encourage the use of sustainable transport and build on the impacts that Covid-19 has had on travel, ways of working and studying.

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Walking and running

Bus and Metro


Car share

Inter-campus travel