Commuting and travel to campus

Updated 26 July 2021

Planning your journey to campus

As announced earlier in the year, the return to campus will be gradual, phased over the coming months. If you are planning on coming to campus, please follow Government guidance on safe travel, travelling safely by walking, cycling or public transport, where possible.

If travelling at a specific time is creating undue difficulty, please discuss your circumstances with your manager, it may be possible to consider a temporary altered/flexible working pattern.

If you would like help or advice planning your commute to work you can contact sustainability@leeds.ac.uk

Please use the sections below to help you plan your journey and see the latest updates on facilities and support available from the University.

Walking or running to campus

Our active travel webpage gives advice on walking or running to campus, including route advice and how to keep yourself safe.

Changing rooms and showers

Changing rooms and showers will be opening on a building-by-building basis. So, it is worth considering in advance how you will freshen up if you need to. Please check with your line manager what changing and shower facilities will be open and available for use near your allocated work space. Showers at The Edge are free before 10am for our staff and students; after this time non-members will pay a fee of £1. You must present your staff or student card to gain access.

Discounts

Local shop, Yorkshire Runner are offering University staff 15% off in store and online plus free gait analysis to encourage staff to get active on their commute. Simply show your staff ID card in store or use the code ‘club15’ online.

Cycling to campus

If you are cycling to campus, there are a number of cycle stands (open and covered) available for you to secure your bike, as well as bike repair stands and track pumps. If you’re not sure where these are located, get in touch with the Bike Hub, bikehub@leeds.ac.uk

Access route advice for cycling to campus on the active travel webpage

Cycle to work scheme

The Staff Cycle to work scheme is with Cyclescheme. The scheme includes an increase of the hire value of up to £3,000 enabling access to a wider range of bikes including electric and adapted bikes. Find further details or apply for the Staff Cycle to work scheme

Bike Hub

At our Bike Hub, located in the heart of campus between EC Stoner and Roger Stevens, you can hire a bike, get maintenance help from our qualified mechanics and amazing volunteers, borrow tools, and get cycling advice to ensure you have a great time cycling in Leeds.

We are currently operating by appointment only and all exchanges will be undertaken outside as only Bike Hub staff are allowed inside the building.

Summer Opening hours (5 July to 6 September 2021)

  • Tuesday – 9.30am to 3pm

For further details of bike hire, including the types of bikes available, costs, hire duration and the hire agreement (terms & conditions) please see our hiring a bike section.

Parking on campus

Currently, interim monthly parking permits are available, alongside day parking, through the ParkIT system. Please follow the guidance on the staff parking webpage if you’re working on campus and need to park.

Public transport

If you are travelling by public transport please read the latest Government guidance on planning your journey and precautions to take

You can also check with your transport operator for the latest travel advice on your route. Some operators are providing online updates, (such as First Bus online updates), as well as advising on available capacity via the First Bus app and National Rail is also providing online advice.

We recommend wearing a face covering whilst travelling on public transport, as well as bringing hand sanitizer. If you have any feedback, or need advice, please refer to our or contact sustainability@leeds.ac.uk.

MCards

For full details and updates, please visit the MCard webpage or visit the MCard Page on the University Website.

Railcards

Northern recognises the need for a flexible season ticket, for those employees that may be commuting fewer than three days per week. Northern now offers a Flexi-Season ticket which is a bulk purchase of 10 all-day tickets, offering savings for regular commuters. Find out more about Railcards

Have your say on local transport changes

Leeds City Council is continuing to work on local travel infrastructure improvements which can be viewed and commented on. The A64 Improvement Scheme is currently underway: have your say on the A64 Improvement Scheme proposal

University business travel

For advice on UK and international travel – when travelling on University business – including fieldwork, study abroad and work placements, please see the Travel advice page