Monday, 7 December 2009

Transport plans

We had a few emails this week from people at Aberystwyth University, saying that the University is investigating the environmental cost of their transport. We applaud the move. The text we were sent was:

Sustainable Travel

The University has produced a green paper on Sustainable Travel, with an aim to engage primary stakeholders in a discussion regarding the development of a comprehensive University Travel Plan.

In accordance with government guidelines and the University’s own policies, the Travel Plan’s principal aim is to encourage and to record a commitment of an institutionalised shift to more sustainable modes of travel within the culture of the University.

During this period of consultation, we would like to encourage all staff and students to read the Green Paper, and to submit feedback for its development. After this period, the document and relevant feedback will be used to inform the further development of the Travel Plan and its associated policies.

Let's hope it leads to a positive change, it is certainly a step in the right direction.

The Green Paper is available in English and Welsh. Feedback can be sent either by email to or by post to Dr. Tim Macy, Estates Department, Aberystwyth University, Lord Milford Building, Plas Gogerddan, Aberystwyth, SY23 3EB. Only staff and students at the university can respond - the consultation has not been opened out to the wider community, even though university traffic does have an impact on it.

The senders said it was unfortunately very short notice and asked us to mention it ASAP, since the deadline for feedback is Friday 11th December. So that's two posts in one day from CIN, your lovable local group of concerned citizens.

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