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.
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.