Smart Travel Workplaces Date of issue - 9th September 2014  
Smarter Travel Campus Newsletter

Dear Smarter Travel Campus Partner,


Welcome to the Autumn issue of the Smarter Travel Campus ezine! We hope you will find it a helpful way of keeping in touch with news and events taking place in relation to smarter travel for our third level Partners around the country. If you would like to submit a news item for a future issue we would be delighted to hear from you, please email


Kind regards,

Sharon, Ken and Arlene

The Smarter Travel Campus Team


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Student Cycle Challenge 2014
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News and Events
Student Cycle Challenge 2014

Want to win some great prizes for cycling your bike? Then don’t forget to register for the Student Cycle Challenge running from the 8th to the 17th of October 2014.

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Student Leap Card Launched

The new Student Leap Card can be used by students as an ID to buy special student tickets as well as to pay-as-you-go for travel by Topping Up with Travel Credit and using it like a Leap Card. If you are a full time second or third level student, you can apply for a Student Leap Card.

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10 Minute Cycle Challenge 2014

Many congratulations to the campus winners of the 10 Minute Cycle Challenge 2014, which included Sligo Institute of Technology as the Smarter Travel Workplaces Best Large Organisation. The full list of winners can be seen on the website.


Cheaper Leap fares for 16, 17 and 18 year olds from August 1st

From 1st August, if you are aged between 16 and 18 you can use a personalised Leap Card with your name and photograph on it. For a limited period of time you can order a free child Leap Card for 16 to 18 year olds. Read More

Is your campus ready to win ? Smarter Travel Campus Awards 2015

Would you like your campus promotion of walking, cycling, public transport and carsharing to be recognised at a national level. Your campus can enter in various categories and entries can be submitted from this September, with the Awards ceremony in March 2015.

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NUIG have recently opened their new secure bicycle compound, which is located to the west of the Arts Science Building. The bicycle compound has access controlled gates and turnstiles for all staff and students who have a valid student / staff University ID card, which can be swiped for access/exit, and a capacity for over 300 bicycles

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Do your new students know how to plan their journey from home to campus? Let them know they can download the national Journey Planner free of charge – as an app for Windows, Apple or Android, or online at journey planner provides door-to-door information on all available travel options for journeys to, from & within the Republic of Ireland and will make it easier for those who are new to your campus to work out how best to get there!

For more information, case studies and resources visit If you would like to share the experiences of your campus please email
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