UQ is committed to providing the University community with access to effective, diverse, and sustainable transportation options. UQ is actively pursuing the reduction of transport related greenhouse emissions, to relieve parking and traffic congestion and to foster a healthy lifestyle by encouraging public transport, walking and cycling as viable alternatives to driving to UQ.
What you can do
1. If it's only a short trip, take a walk
2. Ride a bike, bicycle storage is available free on campus
3. Utilise public transport, catch a bus, ferry or train
4. Car pool, you can save money and the environment
5. Consider whether you really need to drive, each litre of petrol consumed emits 2.5kg of greenhouse gas
6. Replace business travel with videoconferencing wherever possible
- Walking is the most sustainable form of transport!
- If you need to go further why not ride a bike. The St Lucia campus is easily accessible by bicycle with bicycle parking available and a safe riverside bicycle and pedestrian path connecting the campus to the central city. For more information on cycling at UQ, please visit http://www.pf.uq.edu.au/cycling/
- The UQ Bicycle User Group (UBUG) is available to answer all general enquiries regarding cycling facilities. Visit the UBUG website for more information or email UQBUG at firstname.lastname@example.org
- You can subscribe to the UQ Bicycle User Group community email list by emailing email@example.com with the subject title 'Please subscribe me to UQBUG - Community email list'.
- The Queensland Government Translink website provides information about getting to and from the St Lucia, Gatton and Ipswich campuses quickly and conveniently via bus, train or ferry. Timetables are also available from all UQ Student Centres.
- Click on the relevant links below for transport information for individual UQ campuses:
- Take advantage of the Intercampus Express Bus Service – links the St Lucia, Ipswich and Gatton campuses and the Long Pocket site
- By choosing to travel with others your vehicle operating costs and parking fees are shared. It also has a positive impact on the environment. Car-pooling could save you up to $40 a week or $2000 a year (source: sharemycar.com)
- A well-maintained car, driven carefully, can use significantly less petrol (and so have a smaller environmental impact) than the same left unmaintained. The way you drive the car also has an impact on the car's fuel consumption.
- Use air-conditioning sparingly – running the air-con continuously while driving will increase fuel consumption.
- Plan your day effectively. Have a meeting? Plan it to coincide with your trip in to work or on your way home.
- Buy a small or hybrid car. See the Green Vehicle Guide for more information.
- Consolidate business travel with others – eg sharing taxis and fleet vehicles for common trips.
- Use teleconferencing or videoconferencing as an alternative to business travel. Information Technology Services (ITS) provides video conference facilities for one-on-one, small or large groups. Find out more about Setting up your own videoconference
- Offset your air travel carbon dioxide emissions next time you travel with Campus Travel
- Choose sustainable accomodation. Consider a First Star Hotel.
Sustainable transport initiatives
- The Intercampus Express Bus Service links the St Lucia, Ipswich and Gatton campuses. A separate service links the St Lucia campus with the Long Pocket site.
- Increasing and upgrading bicycle racks
- Installation of new End of Trip Bicycle Facilities (Multi Level Car Park, Conifer Knoll Car Park, Global Change Institute)
- Refurbishment of the Red Room End of Trip Bicycle Facility
- Replacement of petrol and diesel fleet vehicles with Zero Emission Vehicles
- Provide research funding for development of next generation Zero Emission Vehicles
- Provide research funding for development of a Smartphone Carpooling App
- Introduce Web Based Carpooling
- Link UQ bicycle lanes to BCC infrastructure
- Transport and Parking Guide – A Transport and Parking Guide has been developed for University commuters which provides information about getting to and from the St Lucia, Gatton, Ipswich, and Herston campuses quickly and conveniently via public transport and bicycle.
- Unisafe Safety Bus – A free Safety Bus service operates after dark on the St Lucia campus.
- Cycling website – Property and Facilities operate a website devoted to cycling at UQ. The website details the location of secure bicycle storage rooms, open-air bicycle racks, provides a St Lucia Campus Cycling Map, as well as other information.
- The University Bicycle Shop operates in the Union Complex.
- UQ Bicycle User Group (UQBUG) represents cyclists at the University of Queensland community. The role of the UQBUG is to provide a common forum for staff and students of UQ who cycle to, from and around The University. If you are looking to buy or sell, UQBUG has a page showing Bikes for Sale.
- Campus Travel Green Policy – Kistend Campus Travel, the air travel provider for UQ has a Green Policy to allow travellers to offset their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from air travel.
- The Centre for Transport Strategy contributes to integrated and sustainable transport by undertaking research, providing professional development, collating transport related data, providing consulting services and developing policies in transport strategy.
- Queensland Government Translink website
- Parking at UQ
- Cycling at UQ
- Green Vehicle Guide
- Travel Smart Australia
- Pedestrian Council of Australia
- Bicycle QLD
- Australian Bicycle Council
- Cycling Australia
- Cycling Promotion Fund