Sustainable Transport

In 2016, fossil fuel use within the transport sector accounted for 27% of total EU greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Road transport was responsible for almost 72% of transport emissions.

yellow car iconThe UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes that sustainable transport enhances economic development, optimizes the productivity of rural areas through urban-rural linkages, improves air quality and reduces GHG emissions. A sustainable transport system prioritises public transport, cycling, walking and electric vehicles (powered by electricity generated from renewable energy sources).

Our Objectives

Trinity has adopted five sustainable transport objectives:

  1. Increase Use of Sustainable Transport
  2. Increase Renewable Energy Use in College Transport
  3. Reduce Car Use Increase use of bikes by 10%


Our Sustainability Report details the progress that has been made in their implementation.

 WHAT Can I DO? Green Map

Green Tips

You can walk, cycle, skate or jog to work rather than drive - do your heart and the environment a power of good!

If walking takes too long, you can use public transport or share the car - our campus benefits from direct access to multiple bus lines, the DART line and Luas lines. For more detailed information about your options check out the national Journey Planner website.

Our Green Map will show you where you can find on-campus secure bicycle-parking, and the locations of Dublinbikes and DART/Luas stations.

Remote Conferencing options

Trinity has a variety of remote conferencing options, to participate in meetings, conferences and workshops.  The carbon footprint of travel is one of our biggest footprints, and in many cases travel can be avoided, saving the cost involved, the time involved, and the carbon footprint impact.

You can find more about video conferencing options here, and ITServices can be contacted for further instruction on how to use the options.

Transport Icons

UN Sustainable Development Goal 8 is to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.

UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 is to build resilient infrastructure (including transport), promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

UN Sustainable Development Goal 11 is to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

UN Sustainable Development Goal 13 is to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Did You Know?
97% of Trinity staff and students use sustainable transport options, which ranks us as one of the world’s top universities for use of sustainable transport.

Free showers are available between 7am and 9am Monday to Friday, at the Sports Centre for college staff who cycle to work.

Trinity is promoting the use of zero emission vehicles by providing two electric vehicle charge points for staff to charge their vehicles.

An annual subscription for the blue Dublin Bikes is only €25!

The fare for using your Leap card is 20% cheaper than paying the fare by cash!

Smarter Travel Campus is a programme working with third-level institutions to implement sustainable campus travel plans.