Heriot-Watt University and Transition Heriot-Watt are delighted to be selected as a partner establishment for the Cycle Friendly Campus project
The University has been awarded funding of up to £47,000 to trial new and innovative ideas to help overcome barriers and encourage more students to get on their bikes. Central to this programme will be a unique Education for Cycling Development Scheme, which will encourage students to try cycling by linking it to their coursework. Other parts of the project will include improving facilities for cyclists, improving cycling visibility on campus, and creating a bike hub.
Heriot-Watt will also be part of a partnership with other universities and Cycling Scotland to develop the country's first Cycle Friendly Campus Award over the next two years.
Cycle Friendly Campus Award
The Cycle Friendly Campus Award aims to encourage students and staff to make regular journeys to and from, and around campus, by bike. It hopes to build on the Cycle Friendly School Scheme and support young people to cycle beyond primary and secondary school all the way through to college and university.
Chris Milne, Project Coordinator at Transition Heriot-Watt, said: "Heriot-Watt University and Transition Heriot-Watt are delighted to be selected as a partner establishment for the Cycle Friendly Campus project. This supports our growing commitment to active travel by allowing us to further mainstream cycling within our student population. It will also allow us to strengthen some of the partnerships that we have, such as with Heriot-Watt University Student Union. We now look forward to working with Cycling Scotland and the other institutions involved in the project."
Transition Heriot-Watt is a community organisation at Heriot-Watt University, working with staff and students to support sustainability, carbon reduction and improved health and wellbeing.