Move active transport forward
Our University is driven to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 33% by 2020.
Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable cities and communitiesMake cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
We are aiming to make e-bike commuting so attractive that 3% of staff will be doing it by the end of 2023. Given the University has the equivalent of about 4000 staff that would have a significant effect on traffic congestion and emissions – while making it easier for staff to enhance their health.
Although hilly terrain and wind puts some people off cycling, e-bike are often the solution. Therefore, the University has chosen one of the e-bike suppliers pre-selected nationwide by the New Zealand Transport Agency to offer discounts. Staff in any location can take up the option with Evo Cycles, and staff in Dunedin can also get their bike converted to e-bikes at a discount at Dunedin Electric Bikes.
E- Bike Hub
The new e-bike storage hub on campus has been created by revamping existing bike storage on the south side of the Castle Lecture Theatre complex. You’ll be able to point it out thanks to the street art highlighting the hub. There are racks for 44 bikes, security lights, security cameras monitored by Campus Watch and a drinking fountain next to a new garden growing mint and other herbs that can flavour water!
This awesome project was made possible due to the co-funding from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (ECCA).
Bus better with Bee
The Bee Card is your new electronic smart card for using the bus. It’s easy to use, gets you boarding faster, and for most trips is cheaper than using cash.
You will be able to use the same Bee Card in all 9 of our participating regions! Your balance will apply for every region, with the same Tag On - Tag Off procedure everywhere you travel.
Have your meeting, be home for dinner.
While travel can create important collaboration opportunities and enhance them, travel also creates significant environmental and financial effects – including the cost of flights, CO2 emissions and the time spent travelling.
We can all help reduce the unwanted travel effects while maintaining valuable contacts and connections by choosing the most carbon-efficient way to travel or non-travel solutions. Being sustainable does not necessarily involve more cost or more time.
Where walking or cycling is not feasible, consider public transport. When driving is the only practical option, consider car sharing.
Collaborating digitally is the easiest way to reduce travel. If your journey can be avoided by video conferencing, Zoom may be the most efficient choice.
Changing travel habits can benefit your health, as well as the environment.
Cycling is a cheap, quick, and healthy way to get around. Increasing cycling facilities mean our city is also becoming an easy and safe place to bike.
The University also provides multiple bike racks.
Choosing to live in New Zealand’s smallest city has advantages – you don’t have to walk far to get to our University.
Regular walking can improve your health, save you money and reduce your impact on the environment.