Have your say on travel and transport at the University - complete our annual travel survey

Posted on: 17 April 2023 in Issue 5

Annual travel surveys are being launched for the first time since the pandemic, to help us gather information on staff and student travel habits, including how people travel to and from the University, how often they travel and what modes of transport they use. The surveys will also seek opinions on sustainable travel schemes and initiatives.

The data collected from the surveys will be used to baseline scope 3 carbon emissions associated with travel; this is a critical step towards achieving our strategic goal to reach net zero by 2035. Scope 3 emissions are those that occur outside of the University's direct control but are linked to its activities such as business and commuter travel. The surveys will run annually so that we can continually measure progress against this baseline.

The surveys will also help us to identify opportunities to expand and improve sustainable travel services, particularly cycling, walking, and public transport. This will not only reduce our carbon impact but will contribute towards improving the health and wellbeing of our staff and students.

This is your opportunity to have your say on travel and transport at the University for the first time since 2019 so we strongly encourage you to participate – the surveys should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete and all responses will be anonymous, unless you choose to leave your details so that we can follow up with you.

Your responses have the power to make positive changes for yourself, your colleagues, students, and the wider city. We will also be donating £1 for every survey completed to our three Liv to Give charities: Alzheimer’s Society, Kids in Need and Distress (KIND) and Liverpool Domestic Abuse Service (LDAS). The total amount raised will be split equally between each charity.

The surveys are now live and will be open until 15th May 2023.

Staff can complete the survey using the following link: https://liverpool.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/staff-travel-survey1 

Students can complete the survey here: https://liverpool.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/student-travel-survey 

Paper copies of the survey can be found on the ground floor of Bedford House, for any staff who do not have access to a computer.

For further information please contact the Environmental Sustainability Team by emailing sustainability@liverpool.ac.uk