The Belfast Bikes scheme (https://www.belfastbikes.co.uk/en/belfast/) has 45 docking stations across Belfast, providing low cost and convenient travel across the City. With bike stations at University Road and Botanic Gardens, this provides a convenient and flexible way to both visit Queen’s and see the rest of the local area by bike.
QUB has a number of incentives to encourage staff to cycle to work more details of which may be found by clicking here
There is a cycle mileage allowance for travelling by cycle on QUB business and the University provides a range of facilities including bike stands located across the University and secure cycle parking accessible by means of a PIN code supplied by the Travel Plan Co-ordinator upon receipt of a £10 annual fee. Closest secure parking to the Ashby is adjacent to the Laboratory Block and staff requesting access to secure cycle parking should email their request to email@example.com
The University also provides shower and locker facilities, details of which may be found here
Anyone considering buying a bike may wish to consider "Cycle+", the University's cycle to work scheme which offers staff the opportunity to obtain a bicycle and safety equipment for less than normal cost.
By applying to the scheme, staff can have the use of a new bicycle and safety equipment, up to a value of £1,000.
All the information needed to join the new scheme can be found by clicking here
Staff travelling into work in their own cars is one of the institution's environmental impacts and those that routinely travel to work by car might be interested in the QUB Car-sharing Scheme and the Guaranteed Lift Home (GLH) Scheme which guarantees staff, who formally car-share, a return journey home should the car driver let them down in the event of an unforeseen problem.
Those travelling by train may find more useful information here.
Through the Staff Travel to Work Loan scheme, QUB is offering salaried employees an interest-free loan, repaid via 10 monthly salary deductions, of up to £2,000 is available to purchase a travel card for the purpose of commuting to work.