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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.

Monitoring emissions

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 Travel Surveys 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:

  • the provision of end of trip facilities;
  • encouraging staff participation in the annual Bike to Work Challenge;
  • providing SmartRider cards to staff for business use;
  • offsetting all emissions associated with the University fleet;
  • access to Car Share vehicles to hire on Joondalup and Mount Lawley campus; and
  • access to Urbi Bikes on Joondalup campus.

More information

You can get involved and obtain further information from the following web pages:

  • ECU Thinking Transport - find out how to get to each ECU campus;
  • ECU SmartRider - find out how to obtain your student discount on public transport;
  • Transperth journey planner - plan your journey via public transport, walking and cycling; and
  • Google maps - plan your journey via public transport, walking and cycling.
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