Mobility is responsible for more than 80% of this university’s CO2 emissions. This is why Erasmus University Rotterdam works hard to make the mobility of her employees and students more sustainable. EUR encourages employees and students, by means of a sustainable mobility policy, to make conscious, informed and preferably sustainable transportation choices.
The current mobility policy ran from 2012 to 2015, but is prolonged to 2018. The ambition of this policy is to achieve a reduction of employees and students that travel by car, whereby the usage of sustainable transport modes (i.e. public transport, bike and walking) would increase.
Stimulating sustainable mobility
Currently the following measures or options are available to stimulate sustainable mobility:
- Free personal travel advice: employees can get a tailored travel advice on various transport modes and the corresponding costs (car, public transport, bicycle or combination).
- An attractive public transport scheme: employees get up to € 3.000 (based on full-time employment) reimbursed.
- ‘Experience the public transport’: employees can try public transport for a one month period for free.
- Electric vehicle charging points in the bicycle parking for e-bike or e-scooter.
- 8 electric charging points for electric cars in the car park. (In the first half of 2020, new charging points for electric cars will be installed.)
- There are three stands on campus for electric shared scooters of Felyx. Through the Felyx app you can reserve and activate an e-scooter.
- OV charging point: a charging point for your public transport card (OV-chip) on campus.
- Bicycle repair shop: there is a bicycle repair shop on campus where students and employee can go for repairs and maintenance or purchase of a (e-)bike.
- A bicycle reimbursement scheme: once every five years, employees can receive a reimbursement to purchase a bicycle, e-bike or e-scooter.
- New bicycle parking: in recent years both the under and above ground capacity is expanded.
- Paid parking (employees: €2,50 per day / students/visitors: €0,50 per 20 minutes, maximum €10,00 per day).