Originally prepared in July 2014, as part of the post-submission deliverables to aid the determination of the Outline planning application underpinned by the Estate Plan, the university’s Travel Plan sets out a range of measures and initiatives to manage (reduce) parking demand across the campus. The Travel Plan was always intended to be reviewed every other year starting in 2015. It was last updated in October 2017.

The Travel Plan updated in October 2017 introduced new incentives and car park management strategies were proposed to ensure that there will be no increase in car parking demand as a result of the Estate Plan proposals.

The primary aims of this Travel Plan are to:

  • fulfil the travel planning requirements of Runnymede Borough Council and Surrey County Council in accordance with ‘Surrey County Council: Travel plans good practice guide, July 2010’
  • reduce the environmental impact of travel, contributing towards achieving carbon reduction targets in accordance with Royal Holloway’s Carbon Management Plan and Sustainability Policy
  • provide parking for those who have no practical alternative to car travel and improve sustainable transport options and facilities
  • discourage the single occupancy car use where reasonable alternative modes of transport are available and reduce the occurrences of congestion within the campus
  • introduce and enforce new transport management measures for vehicles and bicycles at Royal Holloway, encourage the use of and promote the health benefits of more sustainable modes of travel and facilitate more flexible and sustainable modes of working.

The university believes that this up-to-date and very comprehensive Travel Plan demonstrates its commitment to pursuing sustainable travel, and expanding choices for staff, students and visitors. But Royal Holloway will need ongoing support from Runnymede Borough Council and Surrey County Council in delivering more cycle routes and facilities and continued improvements to bus services and facilities to ensure that they are an attractive alternative to the private car.

The university has appointed a Travel Plan Coordinator for the campus. They are responsible for the implementation and monitoring of this plan.

For further information, please see the October 2017 Travel Plan here. If you wish to discuss the Travel Plan with the Travel Plan Coordinator, please contact:

Will Lindsay, Sustainable Projects Manager
Tel: 01784 443586
E: will.lindsay@rhul.ac.uk

A separate Car Parking Advice Note is available here.

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