Active Mobility: getting around differently to and on campuses
Objective of the project
The project Active Mobility project is one of the Green Office's 6 Sustainable Campus projects. It aims to support the university community in its travel choices to and on campus. Whether on foot, by bike, using public transport or carpooling, this project will help steer them towards greener solutions.
Following themobility survey carried out by the University of Liège, we can see that the car is still the main means of transport forand the second most popular means of transport for students, after public transport. However, while the car is very useful for some journeys, for others, more sustainable alternatives are possible. What's more, the practice ofautosolism (being alone in your car) has negative impacts not insignificant on health (CO2 and other pollutants, noise pollution), on household and community budgets, on urban planning,..
More and more students are using alternative modes of transportwhich proves that change is already underway! Our aim is to support you in this process by offering you a host of easy-to-implement solutions !
Our challenge is to accompany you through all the solutions and new ways of getting around that are available to you. Indeed, many actions, initiatives and reflections around mobility are taking place within our university but also in Liège in general.
On our Active Mobility page, you'll find a wealth of advice advice, tips and tricks for getting around.
One of the first steps we can take to improve our travel habits is to promote multi-modality. But what does this mean?
If you'd like to discover multi-modality in a fun way, ProVélo, in partnership with MaestroMobile, offers you the opportunity to discover this concept, with friends or in the company, via a mobility game.
Walking isn't just a pastime for hiking fans. Walking to work or school is obviously the most environmentally-friendly way of getting around, and is also very good for your health.
Micro-mobility is the term used to describe individual means of transport that are both compact and portable, enabling you to travel short or medium distances. Here are just a few examples: electric or mechanical scooters, monoroues or electric unicycles, gyropodes, electric or mechanical skateboards, draisiennes, hoverboards and more.
Obviously, for these micro-mobility solutions to be truly sustainable, it's important that they don't replace walking. It's a way of replacing the car for short or medium distances. However, if you can make the journey on foot, that's even better!
You can use these machines as a complement to another mode of transport if you live a long way from the university, or as your main mode of transport if you don't have to travel too far to get there.
Did you know that if you decide to do without a car, you can benefit from 3 years free bus travelat by handing in your number plate?
A wealth of information: MyMobility
Want to find out more about how to get around your campus? Would you like to find out about mobility tips? Want to share a tip or observation? MyMobility is your friend! It's an exchange space "by and for" the university community.
Discover the Green Office's step-by-step challenges to change your daily life and move towards a more sustainable society.
Our experts consulted
Patrick JACQUEMIN of the Urban Planning and Mobility Unit at the University of Liège
Contribution to the 2030 Global Agenda
This project is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of theUnited Nations'Global Agenda 2030, including 3 "good health and well-being", 11 "sustainable cities and communities" and 13 "combating climate change".
Coordinator: Cécile Van de Weerdt - firstname.lastname@example.org