The UCD Travel Plan 2016-2021-2026 was developed in order to promote and facilitate sustainable commuting and to communicate current UCD commuting metrics and targets for the future. The plan was developed with information gathered from the annual commuting survey, as well as through a UCD community consultation process. We would now like to take the opportunity to provide you with an update on progress since the publication of the plan.
The UCD Travel Plan Update 2017 contains information relating to commuting infrastructure and services recently added, outlines plans for the future and contains some information which should act as encouragement to those of you considering the move to more sustainable modes.
The annual UCD commuting survey which was undertaken in November 2016 shows that with your help we are making good progress towards our targets. The percentage of staff walking to work has increased from 6% to 8% while public transport use amongst staff is up a very encouraging 3%. Overall, the percentage of students and staff commuting by car has reduced from 25% to 23% which is very positive