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.
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
Cycle parking and storage
Cycle hoops and shelters are available throughout Cranfield campus. Bicycle lockers are also available near the sports hall which provide extra security.
All cyclists who are parking their bicycle on campus need to register with security.
Cycle paths and routes
We now have two cycle paths which connect both the north and south side of the campus to Cranfield Village. The north cycle path route bypasses Crawley Road, whilst the south cycle path connects the campus from near Martell House to the village. Using the routes, it is an approximately 10-15 minute cycle ride or a 20-30 minute walk from the campus to the village.
Did you know the campus links to National Cycle Route No.51? Sustrans hold a library of national cycle routes around the UK. Visit the Sustrans website for more information.
Bicycle sales and repairs
'Cycle Saviours' (based in Milton Keynes) will visit campus on a regular basis to carry out repair works and sales of bicycles. It is recommended you contact the charity before you visit. Keep an eye out on the intranet for announcements relating to these events.
You can also find out more on Facebook.
You will also find a bicycle repair stand in the CSA recycling centre for all basic repair needs (find this behind the CSA, opposite the Vincent building).
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.