Travel plan

In 2020, the University set an ambitious new target to reduce single car commuting to campus by 50% by 2030. The sustainable commuting target continues to focus on promoting alternatives to the car. Walking, cycling and bus are the main options as set out in the University 'Travel Plan'.

With investment into bus services, cycling facilities, car sharing support and new cycle/walking pathways from the village to campus, single car occupancy commuting has reduced significantly. You can see the latest progress in the annual environment reports Environmental policy and governance.

We have now published the 2018-23 travel plan, built using the data taken from the travel survey we conducted in April 2018.

New UNO buses
Cranfield's UNO buses serve Milton Keynes, Bedford and Cranfield campus

UNO bus service at Cranfield

We subsidise the Cranfield Connect bus service which runs between Bedford and Milton Keynes via the campus and local villages. This service can be used by members of the public as well as staff, students and visitors.

Cycling at Cranfield

Over 300 cycle hoops and four cycle shelters are available on the Cranfield campus. There is a shared cycle and walking path connecting the Cranfield campus with the south side of Cranfield village which was made possible thanks to joint funding from the University, Sustrans, Central Bedfordshire Council and the Cranfield Parish Council. The route is approximately a 10-minute cycle and 20-minute walk from the campus to the village and links into the Sustrans National cycle route no51.

All cyclists who are parking their bicycle on campus need to register with security. They also must follow the Highway Code.

Car sharing

We run a car share scheme through the Liftshare website. Since its inception, over 200 individuals have signed up to the scheme and over 80 car share groups have been formally registered.