GUST is dedicated to promoting sustainable and responsible transportation practices to reduce environmental impact and enhance the overall well-being of the campus community. This Transportation Policy outlines the principles and practices to ensure efficient and eco-friendly transportation across the university.
Alternative transportation options
The university encourages the use of alternative transportation methods, including walking, cycling, carpooling, and public transit. To support this, GUST will provide bike racks, pedestrian-friendly pathways, and information on public transportation routes.
Campus shuttle service
GUST will establish and maintain a campus shuttle service to facilitate convenient and sustainable transportation within and around campus. The shuttle service will be designed to reduce the need for individual car trips, especially during peak hours.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
The university will invest in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure to support and encourage the use of electric and hybrid vehicles. Charging stations will be strategically located on campus to accommodate the needs of the university community.
GUST will implement parking policies that prioritize sustainable transportation options. This may include preferential parking for carpools, incentives for electric vehicle users, and fees based on vehicle emissions for single-occupancy vehicles.
Telecommuting and Flexible Work Hours
The university will explore and promote telecommuting options and flexible work hours to reduce the need for daily commuting. Departments will be encouraged to implement policies that support remote work when feasible.
GUST will invest in bicycle-friendly infrastructure, including bike lanes, secure bike storage areas, and repair stations. Bicycle-sharing programs and educational initiatives will be implemented to promote cycling as a viable and sustainable mode of transportation.
Education & Outreach
The university will conduct educational programs to raise awareness about sustainable transportation practices. This includes workshops, seminars, and informational campaigns to inform the campus community about the environmental impact of transportation choices and how to make eco-friendly decisions.
Partnerships with Local Transit Authorities
GUST will collaborate with local transit authorities to enhance public transportation options for the campus community. This may involve negotiating discounted fares, improving transit routes, and advocating for the expansion of public transportation services.
GUST will regularly review and update its Transportation Policy to incorporate new technologies, best practices, and advancements in sustainable transportation. Feedback from the campus community will be actively sought to drive continuous improvement.
By adhering to this Transportation Policy, GUST aims to create a sustainable and accessible campus transportation system that aligns with the university's commitment to environmental stewardship and the well-being of its community members.