Exeter College has been at the forefront of sustainable transport initiatives in the city.
Around 60% of the college’s students travel from outside of the city, and the college’s travel policy is designed to ensure as many students as possible use public transport.
The majority now travel by train - the Hele Road site is just a few minutes’ walk from the city’s two main railway stations.
The college’s subsidised travel scheme helps 2,500 students use public transport, both trains and buses.
The college encourages cycling with secure cycle storage areas and other initiatives, working in partnership with Sustrans, the Department for Transport and Devon County Council.
Working with Great Western Railway and Devon County Council, the college recently helped to secure funding for improvements to St Clement’s Lane between St David’s Station and St David’s Hill, a key pedestrian route not just for students but for many residents and commuters too.
The Masterplan includes no parking on the Hele Road site for students or for staff, with the exception of spaces for disabled drivers.
The new pedestrian access to the north-west of the site has been designed to align with the zebra crossing on St David’s Hill, close to St Clement’s Lane. There are already extensive on-street parking restrictions in the area and these could be extended if required.
Through the Masterplan the college will continue to work with other organisations to ensure staff, students and others visiting the college do so in a sustainable and safe way.