Return and resume
Travelling to campus
Please note: Glasgow moved beyond Level 0 on 9 Aug 2021. Please ensure you read our Beyond level 0 web page. Information on this page will be up-to-date with the most recent developments.

Travelling to & from campus

Staff and students should exercise caution and take reasonable steps to protect themselves and others while travelling to and from the campus.

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Active travel (walking/cycling)

Active travel – walking, cycling – is encouraged and Glasgow City Council is augmenting many streets in and around the campus to make it easier for pedestrians to socially-distance through the Spaces for People initiative.

New 'spaces for people' on Montrose Street

Cycle to work scheme

Find out about Strathclyde's Cycle to Work scheme.

Information on cycling facilities can be found on the Sustainable Strathclyde website. We also have information on the location of shower facilities.

All cycle parking hubs and racks will be operating a 'one in one out' policy.

nextbike membership

The University has 50 free next bike memberships available – contact Neil McBeth (neil.mcbeth@strath.ac.uk) for more information.

All University staff have access to 50% off a nextbike membership. To get your discounted membership, go to the nextbike website and complete the following steps: 

  • register with your University email address and select your University from the 'Partner' dropdown
  • select the 'Annual Subscription (£60)' option - don't worry the discount will be applied when you continue
  • continue and click the link in the activation email to verify your account
  • login using the details provided and enter payment details to settle your account and activate

Campus footpaths

Campus footpaths have been signed ‘keep left’ with 2-metre spacing in place. Pinch points have been modified where appropriate.

Social distancing markings on Strathclyde campus

Recommended routes on campus

Our campus has a comprehensive security infrastructure and is monitored by 300 CCTV cameras, with our 24/7 team conducting proactive security patrols.

These recommended routes on campus have good existing street lighting and visibility, and they are well covered by our CCTV system. Avoid poorly-lit shortcuts, especially at night.

Public transport

Services are gradually increasing on public transport but capacity may remain restricted for some time so please take extended travel times into consideration.

Face coverings are mandatory on public transport apart from for people with underlying health conditions.

For advice on how to stay safe on public transport please refer to the Transport Scotland Guidance Safer Travel Guidance for Passengers.

Resources

Travelling by car

Travel times and congestion may increase as many people default to commute by private vehicles. Car parking spaces in the city centre will also be reduced as space on roads is given over to pedestrians.

Car sharing

You should not share a vehicle with anyone from another household, unless you absolutely have to. It is recognised that people with additional support needs may need to car share and in these circumstances, they should also follow the appropriate measures, steps and precautions where possible.

If you absolutely have to share a car journey with anyone from another household, you should take the following steps and precautions:

  • if sharing a vehicle with anyone from another household, limit the number of people in the vehicle to as few as possible, ideally no more than 2 (applies to adults and children aged 12 and over)
  • use the biggest vehicle available for car-sharing purposes
  • occupants should sit as far apart as possible. Ideally, a passenger should sit in the back seat diagonally opposite the driver, aiming for 2 metre distancing between occupants
  • windows in the car should be opened as far as possible taking account of weather conditions to improve ventilation in the space
  • occupants in the car, including the driver, should wear a face-covering provided it does not compromise driver safety in any way
  • occupants should perform hand hygiene before entering the vehicle and again on leaving the vehicle
  • occupants should avoid eating in the vehicle
  • passengers in the vehicle should minimise any surfaces touched

More information can be found on the Scottish Government's travel and transport web pages.

Car parking

Please note that car parking is available free on campus as an interim measure for those staff who are returning to work on campus as part of Phase 2, with Phase 3 to follow. Applications should only be made by staff whose return to the campus has been approved by the University. If this applies to you please submit your details.

Once your application is approved your staff card will be updated granting you a 'right to roam' , i.e. you may not be allocated a specific space or car park but instead will have access to search our main car parks (McCance, Graham Hills External, Graham Hills Internal, Rottenrow and John Street) for a vacant space each day. It's important to reiterate that this is a temporary measure until the demand for car parking is better understood and an appropriate, longer term strategy adopted.

Accessing University car parks

If you’re experiencing problems with accessing University car parks using your card, please contact Security Services as soon as possible by email at staffcards@strath.ac.uk so we can resolve this for you. It is important to swipe your card every time you use our car parks so that we can monitor demand on parking. This valuable data will help us provide a better car parking experience for staff.

Disabled Parking

Campus disabled parking spaces will remain available for use by those with disabilities. If staff and students have any specific needs or if they notice that disabled parking bays are being abused then please let us know by e-mail at carparking@strath.ac.uk or by calling the Estates Helpdesk on 0141 548 2164.