Trinity’s Green Travel PlanPhilippa Lowe
Trinity created its green travel plan (GTP) to promote ways to encourage a range of sustainable, or less environmentally damaging transport modes, with the emphasis being on reducing single user private car travel.
Trinity’s GTP is specifically focussed on staff, students and the broader school community including parents and service providers. It provides a set of measures and initiatives in encouraging sustainable travel alternatives that can be implemented for staff, students and their parents or guardians.
The School’s GTP’s initiatives include:
Increase travel by active transport through:
- Improved cycling facilities (creating 96 bicycle parking spaces on campus);
- Removing barriers to active travel (e.g. building riders skills and confidence through continuing the mandatory Year 9 rider training and a ‘bike bus’);
- Advocating for improved infrastructure (e.g. safe pedestrian crossing facilities to access to public transport services);
- Participating in activities such as National Walk/ Cycle to Work/ School Days; and
- Creating cycling communities (e.g. Bicycle User Groups).
Increase travel by public transport through:
- Providing shuttle services between Ashfield and Summer Hill train stations in the AM and PM peaks to assist with the ‘last mile’; and
- Incentivising staff to travel by public transport.
Increase use of Trinity bus services through:
- Continued monitoring of patronage and service levels, and increasing services as necessary
Reducing the number of car trips (particularly single-occupancy trips) by:
- Implementing carpool initiatives for staff;
- Promoting public and active transport to school events above car travel/ car parking;
- Flexible learning timetables for Senior years;
- Implementing a remote working programme for support staff;
- Encouraging staff travel outside of the peaks where possible, and include incentives where relevant;
- Continuing to hold co-curricular activities outside of commuter peaks and travel by bus where appropriate; and
- Not significantly increasing the level of car parking within the school.