Travel

Action shot of a student riding a bike past ARU halls of residence in Cambridge

By adopting new working practices and supporting the use of zero and low carbon transport we will reduce the impacts of our commuting and business travel.

Travel Survey and Plan

Our travel plan aims to help staff and students make greener travel choices with money off bus and train travel and discounts on bikes, which we hope you can benefit from.

We carry out regular travel surveys to monitor the effectiveness of our travel plan and to see how our staff and students travel to and between our campuses.

Read the latest version of our Travel Survey and Plan (PDF).

Our performance

See how the amount of single-occupancy car travel to our campuses has decreased and how aware our staff and students are of our Travel Plan (PDF).

Getting to our campuses

We provide extensive information on the various ways you can travel to our campuses:

Travel discounts

We've agreed travel discounts with local bus and train companies for ARU students and staff, and offer a cycle to work scheme.

Travel discounts and schemes for ARU staff

Travel discounts for ARU students

Our sustainable travel hierarchy

1. Avoid travel. Our Sustainability Strategy includes a commitment for all cross-campus meetings to allow video conference and remote joining.

Information for ARU staff on remote working, video conferencing, and collaborative software

2. Walking and cycling. Our employees can save up to 48% on the price of a new bike through our cycle to work partner, Cycle Solutions.

Information for ARU staff on cycling to work

3. Public transport. Our campuses are well served by public transport and we’ve agreed discounts for our staff and students with local bus and train companies to make your journey better for your finances as well as the environment.

Travel discounts for ARU staff

Travel discounts for ARU students

4. Car sharing. Sign up to our dedicated car share platform on ARUgreen to make it easier and more rewarding to share your commute with fellow colleagues and students.

5. Electric vehicles. We provide an electric car charge point in the Mildmay car park at our Chelmsford campus for two vehicles for ARU staff and students. The points need to be booked in advance and parking and electric charges apply. Full details can be found in our electric car charging point guide (PDF).