Reducing the environmental and other effects of transport
SMART targets are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound.
- Energy SMART targets (pdf)
To do this the College will:
- Prepare a Travel Plan in a format which may be continuously reviewed and adapted to match current travel patterns.
- Promote sustainable transport by reducing the need to travel and increasing alternative travel options.
- Implement the College Transport Policy.
Imperial College transport policy
While transport is not part of our core activities the College is committed to reducing the environmental and other effects, including congestion, of personal transport and deliveries.
Travel on College business will only take place if unavoidable and will be carried out on public transport. If this is impractical then opportunities will be sought for sharing private transport.
Vehicles purchased for College use will be procured on the basis of; type of fuel, prioritising opportunities for renewable energies; fuel consumption; life expectancy; target Fuel Economy Rating.
All staff and students will be encouraged to use private vehicles as little as possible and to drive responsibly, to minimise fuel consumption and to share where possible.
The College will strive to improve facilities for cycles and cyclists by regularly reviewing those provided against the potential for increasing cycle use. Students and staff will be encouraged to walk and/or cycle as a first priority.
The College will seek to understand the transport requirements of its users, staff and supply chain and prepare targets to reduce the environmental influence of transport related to College activities. The process will include:
- Surveying the transport requirements of the College users and related interests.
- Recognising the level of growth in transport and identifying the levels and methods of transport used.
- Understanding the effect this has on various aspects of the environment.
- Providing a database of the environmental burdens of transport use.
- Providing a method for more prudent use of transport.
- Providing solutions for reducing the influence on the environment of the remaining transport requirements.