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Review reveals how 28000 staff and students travel to campus

The University has completed a comprehensive review of how the travel plans of its 28,000 staff and students have changed over the last five years.

The review, conducted by Leicester-based sustainable travel specialist, Go Travel Solutions, revealed that the number of staff and students driving alone has dramatically reduced - from 49 per cent in 2010 to 37 per cent in 2015 for staff and from 9 per cent in 2010 to 5 per cent in 2015 for students.

In addition, staff walking to campus has increased from 16 per cent to 21 per cent and students walking is up from 56 per cent to 62 per cent over the same time period.

The review of the University's Travel Plan included a University-wide staff and student survey, carbon calculations, GIS mapping of postcode data for bus, walk and cycle routes and advice on data capture.

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