ECU encourages staff and students to choose sustainable and healthy alternatives to individual car trips.
More active forms of transport such as walking, cycling and public transport reduces the number of greenhouse gas emissions and noxious air particulates released to the atmosphere. Active forms of transport also increase the incidental exercise in your day and reduces traffic congestion on our roads.
Through the Environmental Management System (EMS) Transport Program, ECU monitors its progress against its objective to reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from travel to and from the University. Specifically, we will work towards an increase of 1-3% of staff and students using active forms of transport.
Results from the 2012 Travel Survey and previous studies suggest that staff and students are starting to travel to ECU using active forms of transport, although the proportion of those that drive alone remain much greater.
The location of the Joondalup and Bunbury campuses is thought to influence decisions regarding transportation mode.
ECU helps staff and students to switch to active transport modes through:
You can get involved and obtain further information from the following web pages: