Climate Week: Free bus travel offer for staff and students

Arriva Buses Wales has teamed up once again with Bangor University to offer FREE travel for students and staff commuting to and from the university during Climate Week.

Between 2nd and 6th March 2015, all students and staff travelling to and from Bangor University campuses will be awarded free travel on Arriva buses for the week.  To take part, all Bangor University Climate Week supporters need to do is show a valid and barcoded Bangor University Staff/Student card to the driver, hop on board and feel good about doing their bit for the environment.

Bangor University is encouraging staff and students to leave the car at home for a few days and take advantage of this offer. Using public transport won’t only cut the carbon, but could relieve the stress of sitting in traffic, or looking for a parking space.

Ricky Carter, the University’s Environmental Manager said,

“At Bangor we are making great strides in becoming a more sustainable University. We are asking ourselves what our impacts are and what we can do to improve things.

“This generous offer from Arriva not only encourages our staff and students to consider a more environmentally friendly alternative to their car journey to University, but also promotes the health and wellbeing advantages of using public transport to commute. Without Arriva’s help such an initiative wouldn’t be possible.”

Climate Week is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign and aims to inspire new waves of action to create a sustainable future. If you’re thinking about how you can make a difference in Climate Week, check out the savings that you could make by using public transport rather than driving each day by using Arriva’s online calculator.

Arriva bus timetables can be found here.  

Bangor University Travel Survey, carried out every two years, is essential in helping us understand staff and student travel patterns for commuting to, from and within the University. The information that is provided is invaluable in assessing whether Bangor University is achieving the objective to encourage more sustainable means of travel; it also provides an opportunity for staff and students to give suggestions on what travel improvements they would like to see.

The survey can be accessed here.

All responses will be treated as confidential and the deadline for completion is 31st March 2015.

Publication date: 25 February 2015