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– Lancaster University

Lancaster University is committed to encouraging and facilitating more of its staff, students and visitors to cycle to and from its campus and to do this more often.

As the largest single employer and educational provider in the District, Lancaster University recognises the very significant role it plays in ensuring that journeys to access work and education are as sustainable as possible, including the contribution to increasing cycling levels and assisting the delivery of key CDT objectives.

The University has an active Travel Plan which it implements over an ongoing basis, co-ordinated by the University’s very own full-time Travel & Environment Co-ordinator with support from a Transport Working Group. Several cycling measures are implemented or sustained each year for its thousands of staff and students

  • Cycle Facilities Summary

  • Getting to the University

  • Information for Students

  • Latest News & Events

Cycle Facilities Summary

Bike Mileage:



Showers of varying standards in a large number of buildings and departments across campus. View pdf list here


Approx. 700 cycle parking spaces on campus in addition to those provided as part of the recent residences redevelopment programme. Parking serves two main groups:

  • Residents – over 400 spaces. The majority of these are sheltered and in secure (locked) units.
  • Commuters and visitors – various Sheffield stands across campus (some sheltered by buildings, some by cycle shelters and some with no shelter).

The University has a Cycle Parking Improvement Strategy and will be implementing a comprehensive set of parking improvements between 2008 and 2011 increasing the number of spaces available by at least 500. This will largely cater for commuters and visitors. Additional cycle parking for residents will be provided as part of any future residential redevelopment schemes.   See update on News page

Car Parking:

15 X Free One day parking scratchcrads for cyclists & bus users.

The scratchcards are only available to staff that choose not to purchase an annual or termly car parking permit. Eligible staff should claim these in person from the Car Parking Office in Security and do so by Christmas 2008.


  • Cycle User Group & Discussion Board

  • Free basic cycle maintenance training

  • Free high-visibility vests for cyclists

  • Student cycle rides

  • Dedicated signed cycle routes to city centre

  • Cycle maps and info available from LUSU and Library receptions

  • Occasional cycle promotional days and events

  • Cycle to Work Scheme (salary deduction) – coming Autumn 08 – view more info here


For further information please contact:

Philip Longton

Estate Management,University House,

Lancaster University

Tel: 01524 594413

Email: p.longton@lancaster.ac.uk



Getting to the University

There is a shared use path running straight onto the campus (by County College on north perimeter road). This provides an off road route from the university to Hala. Routes are signed to Lancaster city centre via Ashton Road / Canal or Bowerham Road.Click on the image opposite for a larger map image.

Work has just finished on resurfacing the Lancaster canal towpath between Ashton (Deep Cutting Bridge) and Aldcliffe Road (to where previous improvements had ended).

From the university take the signed route via Bailrigg and Hala to Booths – cross the A6 at the traffic lights and continue down Ashford Road, onto the bus/cycle lane at the end. You can then either turn left and head into town along Ashton Road/A6 or a turn right onto Ashton Road* for approx 50m then turn right onto Canal for access into Lancaster city centre, Millennium Bridge and beyond.

(*Lining work on Ashton Road took place in mid December to improve access between Ashford Road and the Canal).

Information for Students

Read ‘A Student’s Guide to Cycling at Lancaster University’ to find out all you need to know about cycling to Lancaster University.

This handy guide gives a brief outline to cycling to / from the University including information on the local network, getting a bike and where to find out more. The leaflet also includes special offers for local students – see below.

Download Flyer (pdf)

Chancellor’s Wharf to Lancaster University (pdf)

Go to Bike to Bailrigg page

Find Out More……

– LU Latest News & Events

– LU New Cycle Route