Unsustainable transport and travel patterns have major negative impacts on human health and the environment. Increased reliance on single-occupancy vehicle is leading to localised traffic pollution and congestion, higher levels of obesity and continued dependence on imported fossil fuels.

NUI Galway is committed to sustainable transportation planning and implementing and continuously improving and promoting sustainable transportation opportunities and programmes for the campus community. NUI Galway is currently implementing its workplace Travel Plan and updating for the period 2015-2020.

The aim of this plan is to cater for the travel needs of the community and to promote more sustainable forms of transport, such as cycling, walking, bus and car sharing instead of single occupancy car journeys.

Examples of NUI Galway sustainable transport initiatives include:

The Sustainability Initiative will link with national initiatives and University mobility management to promote active travel (e.g. walking and cycling) and encourage the campus community to make their commute healthier and more environmentally friendly.