CDU would like to reduce the number of people driving their car to all of our campuses. As an alternative you could:
- Walk, cycle or take a scooter or motorbike - view the campus maps here for parking and routes.
- Take the bus - check the timetables for your campus
- Organise to rideshare, especially between campuses or to remote campuses.
Why: Using active or public transport decreases your carbon footprint. Walking or cycling also increases your aerobic fitness.
Walk: The NT has the second highest rate of walking to work in Australia (ABS, 2015). A Casuarina Campus survey in 2014 found that 3% of staff walk to work.
Cycle: The Australian Cycling Participation Survey (2017) showed that 25% of all NT residents ride a bicycle in any typical week but only 9% of staff ride to Casuarina Campus despite 63% of staff living within 10km (2014).
Public Transport: At current occupancy rates for cars, a full bus load of passengers can take more than 40 cars off the road. (Austroads National Performance Indicators.) Based on 2004 occupancy figures for cars and buses the fuel consumption of buses for every 100 passenger kilometres was 2.5 litres and the fuel consumption of cars for every 100 passenger kilometres was 7 litres. A ten per cent shift to bus passenger transport from cars would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 400,000 tonnes a year and every million passenger kilometres on public transport, instead of cars, saves 45,000 litres of fuel. (CRA International, 2006, Impact on the Australian Economy of Increased Bus Patronage, Kingston, ACT.)