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. 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 sian.evans@worc.ac.uk to get the voucher code.

First Bus promotions

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. You can buy these bus tickets online on the First Bus Worcestershire pages.

Please note: students and staff will now be able to purchase extended academic year prorata'd tickets for £115 from the First Bus app. Please see the details of this promotion:

Standard academic year ticket – start 16th September – end 29th May

Extended year option 1 – start 2nd September –  end 10th July

Extended year ticket option 2 2nd September – end 31st July

Our targets

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