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On your feet!!! Useful Contacts Health experts are united in agreeing that walking is Permits, applications, etc one of the best forms of exercise that any of us can Car Parking Ofﬁce, ext 6065, take. Whilst it may not be practical for many of us e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to walk to the University from our homes, once we Green Travel Issues Everything you wanted get to campus pretty much everything is within easy walking distance. It is clear that, during semester, central car parks Michael Chambers, ext 6188 e-mail: m.v.chambers @stir.ac.uk to know about Car ﬁll up very early in the day. It is also the case that there are generally still car parking spaces to be Useful Web Sites had within the slightly more outlying car parks such University’s Travel Information as those located at the Residences. Every permit https://portal.stir.ac.uk/estates-campus-services/ holder can park at the Residences, so rather than travel-info/travel.jsp spend a fruitless 15 minutes doing endless laps of Cottrell Car Park, why not just head straight to the Residences, park up and then enjoy a short stroll to your lecture theatre, class room or ofﬁce….not only will you save time you will also enjoy the health beneﬁts to be had from the exercise. First http://www.ﬁrstgroup.com/ukbus/scotland/sescot First Scotrail www.ﬁrstscotrail.co.uk Parking Sustrans (National Cycling Network) but were too scared to ask!!!! www.sustrans.co.uk On your best behaviour!!! Cycling Scotland The Trafﬁc and Parking Regulations are in place for www.cyclingscotland.com very good reasons, and for very good reasons, we ask that all campus users adhere to them. Drivers Traveline (Local and National Public Transport in particular are asked to show consideration for Information) others by parking only in the appropriate designated www.traveline.org.uk spaces, and for example, not blocking access routes by parking on double yellow lines. Drivers are Health Education Board for Scotland (HEBS) also asked to observe basic ‘rules of the road’ by www.hebs.scot.nhs.uk observing the campus speed limit of 20mph and by Department for Transport obeying directional and No Entry signs. Please help www.dft.gov.uk us to maintain the campus as a safe, pleasant work and study environment for all. Liftshare www.liftshare.com A copy of the Trafﬁc and Parking Regulations is attached to each application form and is available on Stirling Council the web via Estates and Campus Services pages www.stirling.gov.uk/roads Scottish Executive www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Transport Estates and Campus Services September 2005 Background On your bike!!! On the buses!!! Whilst the University’s scheme of permits for parking No area has seen more signiﬁcant investment than As part of the University’s on campus might be seen by some as being nothing the provision of enhanced facilities for cyclists on commitment to more than a pain in the “rear (view mirror)”, there campus. Responding to feedback received in a encouraging modal are sound reasons behind the system as it is Travel Survey conducted in May 2003, great efforts change, a great deal of currently implemented. have been made in recent years to introduce new time and effort has been improved cycle storage areas across campus. spent developing a sound Some 5 or 6 years ago, it became apparent that Some £20,000 has been spent on providing new working relationship with parking on campus was in danger of spiralling out of bike storage. Six individual secure bike lockers and a First, the main bus operator control. With increasing levels of car usage, many communal lockable bike shelter have been installed serving the campus. (At people driving onto campus seemed to be of the at the Residences and several new communal bike peak times some 19 opinion that any open space constituted a parking shelters have also been provided at key points buses per hour serve the space. Something clearly needed to be done if safety across campus, including the Cottrell Building, campus.) This relationship on campus was to be maintained and the beauty Pathfoot Building and at the Robertson Trust has produced a number of the surroundings protected. After considerable Swimming Pool. Agreement was also reached of positive outcomes for discussion a system of access controls was whereby cyclists can enjoy a free Cycling staff and students alike. implemented with staff and students being charged Membership of the University’s Sports Centre, to bring a car on to campus. It was originally allowing cyclists access to the shower and changing These include: envisaged that the permit charges would merely facilities. • Discounted daily, weekly and monthly tickets. serve as a way of ensuring that the car parking • Publication of a single consolidated timetable scheme covered its costs on an annual basis, However perhaps the most signiﬁcant development detailing all First services to and from the campus. including staff, capital and operating costs. However, is also the most recent. Summer 2005 has seen • Launch (Autumn 2005) of the Unilink service, it soon became apparent that the revenue generated the construction of a dedicated cycle path which linking the campus to Stirling city centre every from the sale of permits was modestly exceeding enables cyclists to access the campus safely 10 minutes. The Unilink service will carry its own costs and the University has been re-investing the and, particularly at peak travel times, avoid distinctive livery, and will bear the University’s surpluses in the implementation of a range of Green potentially dangerous encounters crest, making it instantly recognisable to staff, Travel Plan measures designed to encourage staff with vehicle trafﬁc travelling up students and visitors. and students alike to consider alternative modes of and down the main drive. All transport to the car. cyclists are encouraged to make use of the new cycle path, On your PC!!! Recent years have seen a number of positive which has been achieved developments, many of which have been funded by widening the existing Staff, and students living off campus, are strongly directly from the sale of parking permits. Some of footpath leading from encouraged to consider car sharing when making these developments are detailed in the following Airthrey Road and up the their journey to work or study. Each journey shared paragraphs. main drive via the reduces travel costs for those involved and means lochside path. that there is one less car on campus making a positive contribution to easing congestion. Whilst informal car sharing is clearly desirable, the University has also joined forces with Liftshare.com to offer staff and students the opportunity to search, via the Travel Information Pages of the University’s Portal, for a car sharing ‘partner’ regularly making a similar journey to them.
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