UCJC joins a European project that promotes the bicycle as the main means of transport

Camilo José Cela University has joined the “Cycling, Campus & City” scheme which aims to facilitate travel between cities and university campuses through more sustainable means of transport, while promoting the health and well-being of the university community.

UCJC takes part, within the framework of the Erasmus programme, with other European institutions and universities (Universitade de Coimbra, Union Europeenne Cyclotourisme Federation Internationale du Sport Universitaire, Universita Degli Studi di Torino, Universite Paul-Valery Montpellier 3 and Muv Societa’ A Responsabilita Limitata Societa Benefit) to promote sustainability through sport and environmentally friendly mobility.

This project also aims to identify, promote, improve and foster active and green mobility. Cycling, whether on electric or conventional bikes, will be used as main means of transportation, and bike lanes will be identified and promoted, mainly to, from and within the university campus and the city. This project will also study other forms of healthy and active mobility, such as walking.

The importance of contributing to a greener world

Another of this project’s lines of action is the identification of good practices, collecting data from the pilot group of participants through a tool developed by the project and through two studies (habits and behaviour and best routes), collecting practical and educational content, promoting sustainable travel habits, changing behaviour to achieve a greater local and European impact and raising awareness of the importance of contributing to a greener world through sport and the use of sustainable means of transport.

Creation of tools to support active and sustainable mobility

Overall, the projects’ lines of action will be: the application and evaluation of the studies; the creation of the 3Cs circulation support tool; the definition of a European route for active and sustainable mobility as a way of disseminating the objectives of the project, dissemination of the project’s European potential, as well as sharing educational content; and finally, the creation of the 3C Manual, which will support the 3Cs tool (with educational advice) and will be an online guide to share knowledge and good practices.