Presentation on theme: "Ucycle Nottingham Joanna Ward and Lisa Muller. Introduction – What’s Ucycle Nottingham all about ? Establishing an exemplar project in Nottingham to promote."— Presentation transcript:
Introduction – What’s Ucycle Nottingham all about ? Establishing an exemplar project in Nottingham to promote cycling at the city’s two universities and at the regional teaching hospital.
Aims 1.Increase levels of cycling amongst staff and students 2.Increase awareness of the benefits of cycling amongst students and staff 3.Share best practice to ensure widespread take-up
Successes 1.Partnership working 2.Bicycle Business Mileage increased at the UoN from 5p per mile to 20p per mile 3.460 Ucycle Hire Bikes 4.Staff Cycle scheme relaunched at NTU and NUHT 5.Getting cycling embedded in the day to day functions of the partners; e.g. improved on campus infrastructure, MayFest, advice sought on Transport Access Strategy at NUHT
Challenges 1.Partnership working 2.Communications – within organisations 3.Bike Hire 4.The weather ! 5.Engaging with champions at every level
Route usage Clifton Campus: Annual usage estimate increased from 141,240 (2010) – 157,178 (2011) QMC: Annual usage estimate increased from 2,003,475 (2010) – 2,097,875(2011) University Boulevard: Respondents who had heard of Sustrans increased from 39% to 54%
Bike hire scheme At the start of the bike hire 47% described themselves as ‘starting to cycle again’ 81% of these now consider themselves ‘experienced occasional or regular’ cyclists 100% said they will continue to cycle in future “ I think it’s a great opportunity to explore more of the city and keep active, especially during stressful exam times” “Cheaper than bus pass! Helps maintain/improve fitness. Is useful for leisure activities, not just a means of getting to university”