Radboud University is committed to creating a high-quality sustainable, accessible campus. We encourage clean and healthy mobility and strive to make logistics more sustainable in order to make our campus a safer, greener and more pleasant place to spend time.

Our objectives

  • The University can be easily reached using sustainable modes of transport.
  • The campus is safe and designed to be a pleasant, welcoming place to be.
  • The University encourages and facilitates sustainable mobility choices.
  • Logistics are clean and efficient.

Where we are now

How do students travel to campus?

The vast majority of students travel by public transport, both in terms of journeys and kilometres travelled. As there are more students than staff, the number of student cars on campus (in absolute terms) is about the same as the number of staff cars.

Mobiliteit studenten

How do employees travel to campus?

Many employees already cycle to work. However, a small group (18%) who travel to campus by car account for the majority of kilometres travelled (54%).

Mobiliteit medewerkers

This is what we are going to do

Our ambition is to create an accessible and liveable campus. To achieve this, we are using the STOMP principle to guide us. The STOMP principle (‘stappen, trappen, openbaar vervoer, mobiliteitdiensten, privé auto’. In English: walking, cycling, public transport, mobility services, private car) gives priority to more sustainable forms of mobility (walking, cycling, and public transport) and less priority to less sustainable forms of mobility (such as the car). As a minimum, we are committed to doing the following:

  • Increase the amount of bicycle parking options on campus and make them more accessible.
  • Expand our sustainable international travel policy. We will no longer fly to destinations within seven hours of Nijmegen, and we will start using a travel agency that books international travel as sustainably as possible.
  • Facilitate a system that allows employees to easily plan, book, pay for and claim the costs of sustainable travel within the Netherlands.
  • Consult authorities and transport operators as part of Sustainable and Accessible Heijendaal to improve cycle routes to the campus, improve public transport and increase the range of mobility services.
  • Make our vehicle fleet (all vans used to transport materials around campus) more sustainable: replace diesel vehicles with electric ones.
  • Facilitate places where people can park and rent shared scooters and bicycles.

What can you do to help?

  • Do you drive to work, and is your commute less than 15 kilometres? Then why not give an e-bike a go! You can try it out for free. 
  • In the autumn, you can also take part in the Mobility Survey and tell us how you currently travel and how you would like to travel in the future. Once the survey has been launched online, we will provide a link on this page.

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are seventeen goals aimed at making the world a better place by 2030. They serve as a global compass for addressing challenges such as poverty, education and the climate crisis. 

Radboud University’s mobility plans are in line with the following SDGs:

  • 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • 11: Sustainable cities and communities
  • 17: Partnerships for the goals



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