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Sustainable Travel

We encourage all staff and students to travel sustainably including cycling, walking, lift sharing, train and bus.

Full time staff can save up to 42% on a new bike and accessories through the Cycle to Work scheme.

Payments are made through salary sacrifice over 12 months. Because the deductions are made from gross salary it means less tax and NI is paid, saving 32%-42% (depending on tax banding) on a bike of your choice and/or safety accessories.

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Car Sharing at the University of Northampton

The University of Northampton has a dedicated Liftshare website which enables you to see other staff that live locally to you who are traveling to the University. You can put in your postcode and select your University destination and the website will show you any ‘matches’ – without sharing your personal data. Liftshare have been providing a car share platform for 20 years and have spent a long time ensuring the scheme is safe. You can show or hide your journey at any time, and accept or decline any matches without the other person knowing much about you.

You can be the driver or passenger or both and you can input your working hours and preferences – non smoker, music while you travel, food in the car?

You can also choose whether to share with University staff only, meaning only they would see your profile, or outside the University community with other local employees.

The website is completely free to sign up and use. You can sign up on our lift share website.

The Benefits of Car Sharing

Sharing your journey to work with a colleague, will help to cut CO2, save money and help the University to manage its car parking spaces.

Northampton is being designated as an Air Quality Management Zone due to its high levels of pollution. Car sharing is therefore a key area to promote in terms of carbon reduction and nitrogen dioxide emissions.​


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