Transport

Action plan

Initiatives

Walking, cycling, carpooling and catching public transport are all great ways to travel sustainably to Charles Sturt University. Active transport is good for your health, for building relationships and connecting with your community, and it’s better for the environment. Learn more about the active transport options for your Charles Sturt University campus today!

Each year, staff and students get involved in Ride2Work Day, Bike Week, the staff bike share scheme and regular cycling to and around campus.

Bus to campus

Get active and catch the bus to campus. Check out our TAGs for info on the services in your area.

Carpooling to University

Meet your classmates or colleagues and start sharing the cost of fuel and car wear and tear. You’ll form close relationships and reduce your carbon footprint. Are you a staff member? The online booking system for University transport will merge you with another user if you are travelling to the same destination, on the same date and at the same time. The Transport team can also help you find staff travelling to the same destination on the same date.

Charles Sturt Unviersity fleet vehicles

  • Consider whether you really need to travel – can  you achieve similar outcomes using conferencing or virtual technologies?
  • Hire the smallest University vehicle that meets your  needs – this will save your team and the University money, plus reduce your  carbon emissions
  • Carpool with a colleague whenever possible – the  friendly fleet team will let you know if someone else shares a similar itinerary  to you
  • Drive smoothly – frequent braking and  acceleration will significantly reduce your vehicle’s fuel efficiency

Did you know?

  • Toyota Hybrid Camrys use approximately 33 L of  unleaded fuel and produce 76 kg CO2-e of emissions on a typical return trip  from Wagga Wagga to Bathurst
  • Toyota LandCruiser Prados use approximately 50 L  of diesel and produce 133 kg CO2-e of emissions on the same trip
  • Charles Sturt University's vehicle fleet travelled 4,140,928 km in  2015 and used more than 395,000 L of fuel
  • A return flight from Wagga Wagga to Sydney  produces 254 kg CO2-e of emissions
  • A return flight from Sydney to London produces 7840  kg CO2-e of emissions.

For further information you can view the Fleet - Vehicle Star Rating report [pdf 729 KB]

Ride or walk to and around campus

Stay fit and reduce your carbon footprint by joining the active transport community and cycling or walking to Charles Sturt University and around campus.

You can use a Transport Access Guide (TAG) to show you how to access the campus from the Central Business District (CBD) in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga in a more active way. Active transport includes walking, cycling and public transport.

Upgrades and extensions have been made to the multipurpose paths, end of trip facilities and bus shelters located at a number of Charles Sturt campuses. These enhancements are intended to make walking, cycling and public transport to be a desirable alternative to private vehicle use and to increase pedestrian safety. To find out more about the walking trails available at your local campus, visit FMCentral and ensure the ‘Recreation’ layer is selected.