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University of Strathclyde joins Transform Scotland

Published 17 February 2020 by Transform Scotland

We are so pleased to welcome the University of Strathclyde into the membership of Transform Scotland.

By joining us, the University demonstrates its commitment to pioneering the very best in active and sustainable travel for its staff and students. They will be particularly important partners in helping Glasgow to meet its aim of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

This is a great opportunity for Transform Scotland to build more links with Scottish colleges and Universities. We look forward to getting to know the University better during 2020 and working with them over the years to come.

Neil McBeth, Active Travel Coordinator at the University, said:

Strathclyde is already ranked as one of the top universities in the world for climate action, based on the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, and we believe we are well placed to drive further positive change within Glasgow.

In the last two years we have introduced an electric pool car scheme, engaged with hundreds of staff and students at Active Travel events and made huge improvements to the cycling facilities on campus. In 2018, Strathclyde gained the Cycle Friendly Campus Award by Cycling Scotland.
We have ambitious plans to increase the access to more sustainable modes of transport for our staff by expanding our electric vehicle fleet, make further improvements to the Active Travel facilities on campus, and to make the University campus a more pedestrian focused space.

We were particularly keen to join Transform Scotland so that we can become more aware of what else is happening in transport, both in Glasgow and around the country, and so that we can join forces with other Transform members on joint projects to revolutionise staff and student travel.

Colin Howden, the Director of Transform Scotland, said

We’re hugely encouraged by the University of Strathclyde’s decision to join Transform Scotland. More and more organisations, like Strathclyde, are understanding the critical role of transport in tacking the climate emergency, and the importance of creating pedestrian and cycling friendly places to attract staff and students.”