A note from Travel Planning...

Published: 20 July 2012

Free travel advice and Dr Bike session in August and more cycling training!

The University's Travel Planning Service would like to keep you informed of a number of great intiatives happening within the University to help you travel smarter!

Did you know that staff at the Dumfries campus can now use bicycles hired from HourBike? So if you're popping out to a meeting or travelling to or from the station this could be ideal for you.

This is also an option for Glasgow staff who travel to Dumfries, as long as arrangements have been made for one of the Smart-card being sent to Glasgow beforehand.

You can find more infomration at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/travelplanning/travelmodes/cycling/hourbikeatdumfriescampus/

There is also free travel advice and Dr Bike session in August and more cycling training available now for University staff.

The University of Glasgow takes part in the "A Better Way to Work" project, hosted by the Bike Station, Glasgow's cycling charity. "A better way to work" aims to help Glasgow based organisations and their employees find more efficient ways of car commuting and travelling for business - helping to reduce costs and encourage a healthier and happier workforce.

Our first event within the project will be a Travel Surgery, on the 29th August, from 12 - 2 pm.

These short one-to-one discussions with a travel expert about how you get to work are an easy way to find out about alternative ways of commuting. They’re great if you’ve been thinking about making a change to how you travel so that you can:

•           save money;

•           save time;

•           improve your health.

There will also be a great range of services on offer, including:

•           personalised travel planning advice;

•           incentives to try Glasgow's public transport network;

•           cycling maps and computers;

•           annual membership to the City Car Club;

•           pedometers;

•           one-to-one cycle training;

•           two week loans of good quality bikes.

At the same date and time a Dr Bike session will be held on the campus. Dr Bike is a mobile mechanic who will service bicycles brought in on the day, totally free of charge.

For details and updates, and to book your slot for your very own travel consultation, please visit the website: www.glasgow.ac.uk/travelplanning/abetterwaytowork

In the future there are more cycling training sessions planned, please register your interest now with emailing travelplanning@glasgow.ac.uk.

First published: 20 July 2012

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