Sustainable travel

We strive to make sustainable travel the norm for our students and staff.

Active travel
A group of cyclists riding along the Leeds Liverpool canal


A strategic aim of the University is to make sustainable travel the norm for our students and staff. This means improving connections to and from our campus, while reducing the negative impacts of travel including congestion, carbon emissions and air pollution.

Our key focuses are:

  • Staff and student commuting
  • Business travel
  • University vehicles
  • Visitor travel

Read more about how we are improving these areas in our University Travel Plan.

How to get around sustainably

There are lots of ways you can get to and from University, as well as around Leeds, more sustainably.

Learn more about how you can walk, cycle or run to campus.
Active travel
The University is really well connected by various bus routes and Leeds train station not far away.
Public transport
We have a number of initiatives for those wanting to reduce the negative impacts of driving.
Travel by car
We are working to create new approaches to internationalisation.
Business travel

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

We use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework to guide our activity. Our sustainable travel work is linked to the following SDGs:

  • Goal 3: Good health and well-being
  • Goal 4: Quality education
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
  • Goal 13: Climate action
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals

Find out more about our impact on the SDGs.