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The group 

invites staff, students and the local community to share their opinions on the sustainable travel provision at the University and across Chester, helping ensure maximum impact of the University’s wider transport strategy.

The first meeting provided an introduction to the Group’s aims and enabled time to set out its visions and goals which will be the focus for the next few months.

The meeting also provided an opportunity for the University to share its new initiatives which have been introduced to encourage more sustainable travel across the local community. This includes its recent partnership working with Cheshire West and Chester Council as part of their joint commitment to achieving Net Zero and reducing emissions from travel.

Following the first meeting, the Group will brainstorm and share ideas relating to various areas of sustainable travel, including public transport, the reduction of car use and how to encourage more sustainable behaviours. These ideas will then feed into the University’s Transport Steering Group and contribute to the development and implementation of the 2022-2030 Travel Plan.

In addition to inviting students and staff, the University is keen to hear from members of local interest groups and those in the community who are working to promote practical steps to help others switch to sustainable travel.

Tamara Hunt, Sustainability Manager at the University of Chester, said: “We wanted to create a space for students, staff and those in our local community to be able to share their own thoughts about how sustainable travel can work in practice. 

“These discussions and valuable insight will provide our team with a clearer understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated with switching to more sustainable transport, which will inform our work going forward and hopefully help develop a greener Chester.”

Those in the local area who are interested in becoming involved and sharing their insights with the Group are encouraged to contact for more information.

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