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 that aims to:

  • increase staff and student active travel and public transport use
  • reduce staff and student car use
  • improve the health and wellbeing of staff and students
  • reduce the impact of University travel on the City's road network i.e.
    traffic congestion
    off-site car parking in the locality of the University
  • support the University's Green Flag aspirations

Examples of NUI Galway sustainable transport initiatives include: