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Travelling to work

There are a range of initiatives available to you to help make getting to and from work easier as a member of staff.

Keep it green

Take advantage of the environmentally-friendly options available for travelling to and from work.

Active Travel

Commuting accounts for 4% of our total carbon footprint, representing a significant area where staff and students' choices can make a big impact on our road to Net Zero by 2040.

By commuting to work by foot, bike or scooter can boost wellbeing, increase fitness, save money and reduce your environmental impact. We are a community of active travellers and there are a range of ways in which active travel is supported to make it easier for you to walk, cycle or scoot to campus.

Cycle to work

Our Cycle to Work Scheme  encourages you to take advantage of the government's cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme. This scheme offers savings on tax and national insurance contributions on your commute to and from work. It can be used to purchase bikes (including e-bikes), safety accessories and component parts.

Electric bike loan scheme

With support from B&NES, you have the opportunity to hire an electric bike from ‘Take Charge Bikes’ for up to two weeks. Choose from a standard e-bike or a cargo bike that allows you to carry up to two children with you.

Travelling by bus

Our University bus services take you to and from the University’s Claverton Down campus from various city centre stops at regular intervals throughout the day.

Car sharing

Save money and do your bit for the environment through our Car Sharing Scheme. Find out more about car sharing and other parking permits.

Electric vehicle scheme

Our  Electric Vehicle (EV) scheme enables you to make savings on your tax and national insurance, when purchasing an electric car through the scheme. You can learn more about the scheme by visiting understanding the electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme.

Please also visit our Active Travel page for more information on these options.

Commuting to work loans

Interest-free loans are available to you as a member of University staff to assist with costs for travel.

Season ticket loan

An interest-free loan is available to employees to assist with the cost of a season ticket.

Apply for a season ticket loan.

Motorcycle/bicycle loan

An interest-free loan is available to assist employees with the cost of a motorcycle or bicycle, and associated safety equipment.

Apply for a motorcycle or bicycle loan.

You can only request one loan at a time, and cannot have an interest-free loan for a motorcycle or bicycle loan as well as having a season ticket loan.