Queen's is committed to reducing its carbon dioxide emissions caused by both commuting and business travel.
The University has a Travel Plan which sets out a series of measures aimed at promoting sustainable travel within the University, with an emphasis on reducing reliance on single occupancy car travel. The Plan is a way of managing how staff and students travel to the University so that congestion and vehicle emissions are kept to a minimum.
In June 2010, Senate approved the second five-year Travel Plan which has greater emphasis on influencing student travel behaviours at the University. Since the introduction of the first Travel Plan in 2005, successes have included:
- single occupancy car journeys have reduced by 4 per cent for staff
- cycling and train use amongst staff has more than doubled
- introduction of a University car share database
To view the 2010-2015 Travel Plan, please click here.