Sustainable Transport

To view all the travel options available on campus, visit our dedicated Travel and Transport page.

Page last reviewed in June 2023


Investment in Sustainable Transport:

The University has a rolling programme of investment to improve the sustainable transport options around the Campus. The priority for the initial stage is to create safe and secure cycle parking areas. This will include lockable cycle compounds. Areas where lockable compounds are already in place or planned are at the following locations:

  • Joseph Banks Laboratories
  • University Main Library
  • Charlotte Scott Building
  • Sports Centre
  • Minerva Building
  • Cygnet Wharf

The University has additional plans to enhance pedestrian routes around the Brayford Campus as part of the landscaping masterplan.

Please read our cycle and storage policy.

Reduce Unsustainable Travel:

The University of Lincoln has three campuses within Lincolnshire, and on the Brayford campus it can take up to 20 minutes to walk between some buildings, this could add extra pressure on travel and time resources for the University. In order to combat these geographical and time constraints the University of Lincoln actively encourages staff and students to find sustainable methods to conduct meetings. This could include utilising technology to communicate, car sharing or using public transport to get a destination.

With the launch of Microsoft 365; Teams is accessible to all, allowing staff and students based in different locations to take part in meetings without needing to travel. Teams also facilitates instant messaging, decreasing the need to send emails and clog up a user’s inbox.

University Sustainable Travel Plan:

The Environment and Sustainability Team are in the process of updating and revising the Travel Plan to create a more user focused document that examines how students, staff and visitors can travel to the University using sustainable methods. The Estates Team are working closely with partners at Lincolnshire County Council to develop sustainable transport policies.

To develop this new Sustainable Travel Plan an update on Sustainable Travel Actions has been produced – this sets out activities that the University is undertaking to promote sustainable transport.

Further information will be posted here as the Sustainable Travel Plan develops.

Student and Staff Travel Surveys:

The University conducts regular travel surveys of its students and staff. The aim of the surveys is to identify and prioritise transport investment requirements, obtain views on how transport systems are working and to collect basic travel data.

The last Student Travel Survey in 2021 revealed that over 72% of students walk to the University, which is one of the highest levels in the Higher Education sector.

Details on the latest Staff Travel Survey can be seen here.

» Staff Travel Survey 2021

» Staff Travel Survey 2019

» Staff Travel Survey 2017

» Staff Travel Survey 2015

At the University, we have a variety of sustainable transport options available for our staff and students.

Ranging from car share schemes to cheaper bus and train tickets, there are a number of options available which you can find out more information about here. The University has added 4 double EV charging points, with further EV points being installed over the summer in 2022, on campus for staff to use during office hours, these EV charging points will be available to students and members of the public outside these hours. To view all the travel options available on campus and find more information about the EV charging points, visit our dedicated Travel and Transport page.

The public transport map below highlights the nearest bus stops to the campus and the routes that stop in each bus stop. The train station and the bus station have also been highlighted to show the proximity to the campus.

» Public Transport Map