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The wheels are turning on transport innovations

We’re proud to let you know that we’re now in partnership with Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) in a two-year trial, called “Choose your way Warwick”. Our campus is becoming a living lab, so we can test out new mobility ideas, approaches and technologies that could help to address the climate emergency.

Some initiatives have already launched, so there are many exciting transport modes in the local area which you can try out and take advantage of now. We’re keen to share these developments with our neighbours so, as and when new modes of travel are launched, we’ll update our Transport Hub webpages to keep you up to date.


What can you get involved with?

E-scooters

You might have already noticed pink Voi e-scooters on and around campus. These are part of our trial with TfWM investigating mobility solutions that help reduce carbon emissions. The trial of e-scooters around campus will also help to inform UK legislation.

Everything you need to know about on how use the e-scooters is on the Transport Hub and also within Voi’s app. Just download the app, follow the onboarding process, get yourself a helmet and you’re good to get scootering!


Car Club at Warwick

We’ve partnered with Enterprise to provide our staff and students with access to two dedicated hybrid vehicles for business use. We have also arranged for two floating cars, which can also be used by the local community for personal use.

The two floating vehicles are a Toyota Yaris (Automatic) and a Vauxhall Corsa (Manual) and are kept in car park 8a (the car park next to The Junction building) and in Cryfield car park.

To register to access these two floating vehicles, please fill out Enterprise’s registration form. After registering to join, you’ll then be able to book and pay to hire these vehicles.


Bus number 14

To help give everyone more options to get to and around campus, we have partnered with National Express to provide a new bus service, bus number 14. This service connects campus to the City Centre, Eastern Green, Tile Hill railway station and Cannon Park shops.


West Midlands Bus on Demand

Our new Demand Response Transport service called “West Midlands Bus on Demand” is a cross between a bus and a taxi operating between our campus, Leamington and Wellesbourne – launching soon. All you have to do is insert a pickup and drop-off location within the app, and you’ll be matched with other passengers heading in the same direction.


What else is happening?

 
Cycling schemes

West Midlands Combined Authority has launched the West Midlands Cycle Hire scheme which has now been rolled out in Coventry. You can download the app, find your nearest bike station and hire a bike. It costs £1 to unlock a bike and then just 5p per minute of cycling.


Autonomous pods

We’re still working on our connected and autonomous vehicle research, but it won’t be long before you see them in action on campus, as we’ve created routes for these pods to be trialled and evaluated in real-life, shared-use situations.


Choose Your Way Warwick App

As part of our trial with TfWM we’re launching an app which staff and students can download and earn rewards when they use more sustainable and active modes of transport to travel to campus. This app will also help inform our research into shifting away from single occupancy vehicles and help us monitor the up-take of more sustainable transport modes.


Visit our Transport Hub webpages for more information. We’re interested to hear your thoughts so do chat to us on community@warwick.ac.uk.