By the end of 2017, we aim to have reduced the number of staff commuting by single occupancy car to the Cranfield campus by 10% from a 2012 baseline.

To support this we have invested in improvements to transport infrastructure, facilities and engagement of staff and students as detailed below.

Key performance indicators

Year 2006/07 2011/12 2013/14 2015/16
Lone driver car use 86% 76% 73% 69%

Cranfield University travel plan

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 no.51.

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.

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.