Sustainable Mobility

Sustainable mobility of students and employees

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.

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.
  • 22 electric charging points for electric cars (Burg. Oudlaaan: 6, Kralingse Zoom: 6, and in the middle of the EUR car park: 10).  
  • There are 3 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).

Sustainable travel policy

Of all the modalities, business travel by plane, next to commuting, contributes the largest percentage of CO2. Since mobility accounts for a large part of the total CO2 footprint, this automatically results in a higher percentage for air travel. In order to become CO2 neutral, efforts must be made to reduce CO2 emissions in many areas where there are always primary activities that emit CO2. EUR takes a critical look at its own activities and behaviour and applies CO2 compensation where possible. 

Within the strategy 2020 - 2024 of the EUR, sustainable travel policy at the faculty 'Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication' has already been implemented. 

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