Travel is an essential part of life – whether it’s a commute to work
or your trip to a lecture, we all need some way of getting there. Cars
are often frowned upon, and it’s true there are more sustainable modes
of transport – but remember they still play a vital role for
If you are using a car to get around, carpooling can be a great way to
reduce your collective environmental impact. Similarly, if you’re on
your way to or from an event and you’ve been drinking alcohol, try and
get as many of your friends in to the same taxi as possible, to reduce
the number of trips.
Bikes are a great way to get around Reading, and they can be very
Reading Bicycle Kitchen
offer help in bicycle maintenance, and often have second hand bikes to
sell for low prices. You can also make use of a range of second-hand
selling websites to find a bike at a price that works for you.
Remember to get a lock for it as well!
In addition to this, staff and students can get access to free bike
maintenance via Dr Bike. Keep an eye on when Dr Bike is next on campus
the University’s website.
Bikes can be locked up safely all over campus, and many halls offer
secure storage for bicycles too.
And of course, walk whenever you can! If you like walking, we have a
beautiful campus for you to explore. And if you like jogging, why not
check out our running routes too?
Travel – What is RUSU doing?
We have a number of bicycle racks outside of the building, and staff
& students are encouraged to use these.
Our staff do not use flights to travel to mainland destinations, and
staff will investigate alternative public transport options before
personal or hire cars are used for work business travel.
We allow our staff to work flexibly, enabling them to avoid
congested, lengthy commutes.
Travel – What can you do?
- Try to carpool or share transport where you can.
- Try to cycle or walk wherever you can.
Avoid domestic flights – try to use other forms of public transport