• Sustainable transport - Brookes bus
  • Sustainable transport

    Here at Oxford Brookes we have a culture of sustainable travel embedded throughout the University and we want everyone to be actively involved in reducing their transport emissions.

  • Our Travel Plan

    Our Travel Plan sets out our ambitions to reduce carbon emissions from staff and student travel; the key drivers of this plan are to:

    • reduce the transport-related carbon emissions of the University
    • meet legislative requirements including the Climate Change Act
    • contribute to the Oxford Brookes’ Social Responsibility Programme
    • ensure the University is accessible for staff, students and visitors, therefore facilitating a student experience of the highest standard possible
    • improve the health of staff and students by encouraging active travel.
  • Sustainable travel incentives

    Sustainable travel is actively encouraged at Oxford Brookes through a wide range of travel discounts and incentives including:

    • cycling offers, including a free Bike Doctor service and discounts in bike shops
    • free electric car charging for staff at the charge points located in our Headington Hill and Wheatley car parks
    • discounted bus tickets with a BROOKESkey bus card. There is an £8 administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
    • staff interest-free loans for travel tickets
    • an on-site Car Club
    • the easitCARD and NUS Extra card, offering a variety of travel related discounts.

    Learn more about these and other travel incentives on the transport webpages.

  • The award-winning BROOKESbus

    All of our new fleet BROOKESbuses have been installed with the innovative Gyro Drive System, resulting in up to 17.9 per cent fuel saving and a 17 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions. The technology is the first in the country to be installed on a commercial bus service and has been developed by an Oxford Brookes Alumnus working with Williams Formula 1.

    The new BROOKESbus vehiclesare the first Euro 6 buses in Oxford. This technology saves up to 95 per cent of the harmful NOx emissions compared to a Euro 5 vehicle, and in doing so exceeds the minimum standard for operation in the Oxford Low Emission (Zone which is set as Euro 5)

    This project won the Green Apple Award for Carbon Reduction in 2015 and was a finalist for the Green Gown Award for Carbon Reduction in 2015.

    Sustainable transport - Brookes bus