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Smart Travel

Student and staff commuting are significant components of GCU's carbon footprint and we are commited to reducing it and other environmental impacts associated with our operations.

Here are some tips which will, depending on how you travel, help you choose cheaper, more environmentally friendlier ways of travelling to GCU. Sign-up to our cheaper travel tips (mailchimp form) and follow us on Twitter for tips and advice on how to reduce the cost and environmental impact of how you travel.

In the meantime, here are some ideas that could help you reduce the impact of your journeys to and from GCU.

  • Walking: Its free and healthy! Check out this urban route planner.
  • Cycling: GCU has plenty of secure cycle parking, shower and locker facilities in the ARC. GCU's Cycling Forum has information about forthcoming events and cycling to GCU.
  • Glasgow Subway: SPT’s Smartcard offers the most cost effective subway fares (up to 30% off the cost of subway travel).  Visit SPT's Smartcard pages for more information and details of how to get your Smartcard.
  • Take the bus: GCU students and staff can benefit from special discounts from Citylink (visit MyCitylink for more information).
  • Car Share: Share your journey with others driving the same journey. SPT JourneyShare has a database of people interested in sharing their drives into Glasgow city centre/GCU. Visit SPT JourneyShare for more information.
  • Efficient Driving: If none of the above are an option, the Energy Saving Trust has some useful tips to help reduce the environmental impact from driving.