Photographer: Kees Rutten

The University is working on reducing car use on campus and encouraging sustainable travel.

In 2019, the tram will run from Utrecht Central Station to the Utrecht Science Park. Visitors to the Science Park can also make use of Donkey Republic’s bike-sharing scheme. In addition, the University is working with the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences and UMC Utrecht on a carpool app that will make it easier for employees and students to travel together.

But the University is not only focusing on commuting; in 2019, it will also be devoting considerable attention to flying for work purposes. International events and meetings are an important part of science, but that should not stand in the way of conscious travel behaviour. Priorities here include existing IT facilities and travelling by train to destinations where this does not lead to a serious loss of time.