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Staff invited to University cycling forums

Staff are invited to two cycling forums this month to discuss ideas with existing cyclists and anyone who would like to commute by bike instead of by car to reduce congestion and improve air quality in the city.

Currently we have:  

  • Cycle storage – 1,639 cycle storage spaces for staff and students, including 196 covered spaces in a cage with swipe card or padlock access, and 135 covered spaces with open access
  • Shower facilities – Staff can use the shower facilities at Spinnaker Sports Centre and St Paul’s Gym for free. Please contact Sport and Recreation directly if you’re not already members. There are an additional 10 individual showers in a variety of campus buildings, and changing rooms with showers will also be available at the City Learning Centre (former Highbury College building) later this year.

There are also looking at  launching a Cycle to Work scheme for staff and details will be available in due course.

Staff will be asked three key questions at the cycling forums, which have been organised in response to feedback from the car parking consultation earlier this year:

  • What extra facilities could help cyclists?
  • What are the best locations for cycling facilities?
  • What would encourage other staff to cycle?

The events will include a short presentation by Bernie Topham (Chief Operating Officer & Deputy Vice-Chancellor) and Ian McCormack (Energy & Environmental Manager in Estates and Campus Services), before opening the floor for questions and ideas. Please book your space via the links below:

Any staff who cannot attend the events can email their thoughts and ideas to travelplan@port.ac.uk by close of business on Friday 28 June 2019.

Sustainable travel discounts and information for staff can be found on our travel to work webpages, including new details of local bike shop discounts.

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  1. great news! We really need to set up the “cycle to work” scheme. Thank you!

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