Travel news

Big Commuting Challenge: Monday 6 June - 15 July

The Big Commuting Challenge is back!

Last year we were narrowly beaten by the University of the West of England and Bristol City Council. Let's see if we can get more staff participating this year, and move our way up the scoreboard. 

You can record any journey to, from, or for work where you aren't travelling in a car on your own. That means you can include working from home, tele-conferencing, and car sharing. Extra points for those who change to a more sustainable mode of transport during the challenge. 

Create your account and join your departmental subteam. If it's not already there, then email transport-plan@bristol.ac.uk and we can add your department. 


 M32 weekend closure: 10 June - 13 June

The M32 motorway will be closed between junctions 1 and 3 from 8pm on Friday 10 June until 6am on Monday 13 June. This is to allow for MetroBus to install a new bridge over the motorway, and for Highways England to carry out essential survey work. 

Alternative routes will be clearly signposted. Please expect some disruption during the period of the works.

For more information on the closure programme and help in planning your journey visit www.travelwest.info/M32.


Travelwest Travel to Work survey: 7 March 13 March 2016

The West of England Unitary Authorities are conducting the Travelwest Travel to Work survey this week to help establish how people travel to work and how they might want to commute in the future.  

With just a few questions, it should take under 5 minutes of your time to complete and your response is  completely confidential. However, it will provide the University with some very useful comparative data and may help to inform our future 'Travel to Work' strategy. It will also help local government decide how to invest in future local transport schemes.

The survey needs to be completed THIS WEEK, Monday 7th to Sunday 13th March 2016.

Please click on the link below to take you to the Travel to Work survey. At the end of the survey you can enter a prize draw to win shopping vouchers worth £20.

Complete the survey online here (personalised UoB link): https://www.snapsurveys.com/travelwest/?orgid=954493810558

More information about how the results of the survey are used by The West of England Unitary Authorities can be found on the Travelwest website: http://travelwest.info/businesses/survey.

Please send any enquiries about the survey to transportplan@bristol.ac.uk.


Cycle to Work Free Gift Offer

Order a bike through the Cycle Solutions Cycle to Work Scheme (staff only) before the end of March 2016 and receive a free bike helmet! N.B Please note that this promotion is offered by Cycle Solutions and as such offer is only valid if you order a bike through the Cycle Solutions website and not if you buy a bike from one of the local bike stores participating in the scheme. CTW free gift promotion March 2016 (PDF, 2,303kB) to put in your work area.


Tyndalls Park Road/Woodland Road junction improvements

Bristol City Council will construct a raised speed table across the junction of Tyndalls Park Road and Woodland Road between the 22nd January 2016 and 10th February 2016. Tyndalls Park Road will be closed to vehicles during this period, but will remain open with a small diversion for pedestrians and cyclists. Please see Tyndalls Park Rd_Woodland Rd junc plan (PDF, 447kB).

Student Travel Survey 2015

Help develop the University’s Student Travel Plan by completing a short questionnaire and be in with a chance to win great prizes!

Along with establishing when and what journeys you make and by what form of transport, we want to get your opinions on how the University Student Bus Service is operating and whether there should be better provision for cyclists.

The results will help form our transport policies and determine how money is spent, so it is important that you take part - our future decisions could affect you.

Prizes on offer:

The closing date is 6pm on Sunday 1st March 2015.