The future’s green at UWIC
The University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) has underlined its commitment to helping to give the city a greener future with the launch of its new Travel Plan.
The plan, which is the first of its kind for a Higher Education institution in Cardiff, represents a clear strategy for addressing the transport and environmental impacts generated by staff and students at its four campuses.
The various initiatives set in place include the Staff Car Share Scheme, the UWIC Rider, the Bicycle Users Group (BUG) and the Government Cycle2Work Scheme.
Speaking on UWIC’s commitment to the scheme, Cardiff County Council’s Travel Plan Co-coordinator said: “It leads the way as an example of best practice as it represents the most comprehensive and detailed higher education travel plan in Cardiff and has been the product of closest liaison with the Local Authority of any Travel Plan so far developed in the area.”
UWIC is also the only Welsh university to be involved with the national Government Cycle2Work Scheme, which encourages employees to cycle to work, by offering them the chance to purchase a brand new bicycle paying via 12 monthly instalments deducted from their salary, thereby receiving a tax benefit.
The keen cyclists amongst the staff at UWIC are also able to take advantage of the Bicycle Users Group (BUG) which offer updates on any bicycle related developments across the campuses as well being able to swap cycling and travel tips and information with like minded members of staff.
The Staff and Student Car Share Scheme has also been launched at UWIC, with over 44 groups operating across its campuses, with a further 100 members of staff demonstrating their commitment to reducing their carbon footprint through signing up to the scheme.
As part of the initiative, the UWIC Rider, which with almost 2000 bus pass holders is the largest dedicated university bus service in Wales, has added a series of new and improved routes and an extra Fast-Track service from Roath/Cathays to it’s Llandaff campus.
For further information contact Laura Anderson, Communications Assistant:
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