Travel by Car

Travelling by car is not only often expensive, it is also damaging to the environment. Find out below how you can help us decrease the environmental impact of the University. Car parking at the University Campuses is limited and a Vehicle Management and Enforcement Scheme is in operation.


With JourneyShare you can find a travel partner to share journeys
 by car;
 by bicycle;
 by taxi;
 on foot.
The system is part of SPT JourneyShare and the liftshare network.
Liftshare is the largest car-share network in the UK.
Why journey sharing?
Sharing a car can save money for both parties, the person that offers a lift and the person that is looking for a lift. It can also help to reduce the number of cars on the road and therefore has a positive effect on the local air quality and decreases congestion.
Why sharing non-car journeys ?
Sharing a journey on foot, by bicycle or public transport is not only the right thing for those who like a chat in the morning and some company, but has also the potential to support new users of these travel modes, to help them to find the best way, feel safer, and in the case of public transport, take advantage of the discounts offered with group tickets.
Register your trips!
This database will however only be of benefit, if you keep registering your trips! Regardless of whether it is your daily commute or the trip you do only once for a business meeting register it! Also, whenever you go somewhere, check if someone else is going there too!

Green Driving - Save Fuel and Money

1. Don’t drive  - instead of using your vehicle for short journeys, try walking, cycling or hopping on a bus.
2. Before you start on a trip, ask yourself two question: Is this trip really essential? Can I combine this trip with other trips in the same direction?
3. Work from home whenever possible. 
4. Plan your route. If you can, avoid main centre rush hours and road works. Buy a map - getting lost costs UK motorist an incredible 350000 gallons of fuel a year, says the AA.
5. Remove any unnecessary weight and roof racks from the car when you're not using them (flags make a big impact too). 
6. Remove vinyl tops - they cause air drag. Rough surfaces disturb otherwise smooth air flow around a car's body. Bear in mind when buying new cars that a fancy sun roof disturbs the smooth air flow and causes additional fuel use.
7. During cold weather watch for icicles frozen to the car frame. Unremoved snow and ice cause high wind resistance.
8. Check the pressure on your tyres - flat tyres use more fuel. For every 6psi pressure a tyre is under-inflated, fuel consumption rises by 1%.
9. Share your journeys with other people where possible.
10. Leave early on your journeys. Relax behind the wheel instead of hurrying. No need for heavy feet and hands on the controls.
11. If you make a cold start, don't sit around idling. Move off as soon as you can and stay light on the accelerator until the engine has warmed up.