We are working to improve options for sustainable and user-friendly travel at WUR for both students, employees and guests. We want to encourage further reductions of travel emissions which make up a large part of WUR’s CO2 footprint.
Transport emissions totalled up to 47% of the total WUR carbon footprint in 2019. WUR’s ambition is to decrease CO2 emissions related to all WUR transport by at least 2% each year. Therefore, we keep on encouraging sustainable transport options. To facilitate more sustainable travel, WUR introduced Mobility as a Service (MaaS). This facilitates travel by the use of an app where employees can plan, organise and book their trip on a pay-as-you-go basis. MaaS includes three transportation options: public transportation is integrated in the travel advice app, shared electric cars and bicycles are offered on campus as well as a pool of minibuses and transport vans for larger groups. The shared services will eventually become available to students and other businesses on and around campus. Read more about MaaS here and read more about WUR’s general policy on business travel here.
WUR’s mobility initiatives in a nutshell
WUR stimulates employees to…
- ..work flexibly and remote
- ..ride a bicycle to work and has a bicycle scheme in place for staff to buy a bicycle
- ..go for video conferencing
- ..travel by public transport in the Netherlands and within Europe
On campus we contribute to sustainable mobility by…
- ..an elaborate network of bicycle paths (some of which are bio-based) and bicycle parking near buildings
- ..installing electric charging points for electric cars, e-bikes, and e-scooters
- ..choosing suppliers that are powered by electricity or green gas
- ..reducing the frequency of large delivery vehicles through more efficient deliveries