GREEN TRANSPORT

Sustainable transport planning at Taylor’s University aims to reduce the number of cars on the road. This involves three main strategies: mobility options, connectivity and land use patterns.

Mobility Options
Shuttle Buses – Taylor’s University proactively encourage its community to use the provided shuttle bus services instead of driving to campus.

Car-Pooling – To encourage students, designated car parks are provided for students who car-pool.

Ride Sharing – Students who drive are encouraged to give a ride to non-driver students who live nearby. Non-driver students are expected to share in fuel and toll costs (if any) incurred.

Active transport – Students and staff are encouraged to use various active modes of transport where possible, instead of using motorized transportation.

Connectivity
Connectivity indicates the commitment of financial resources to develop and build infrastructure such as roads, pathways and bridges that facilitate sustainable transportation within the campus.

This includes ensuring free-flowing unobstructed access for pedestrians – ideal for bicycles and skaters as well. Some initiatives that are supported by this policy include:
  • Ensuring the availability of pedestrian pathways, sidewalks, covered walkways and bridges or tunnels that link all buildings within the campus to each other, without having pedestrians to cross dangerous roads or intersections congested with traffic.
  • Allocating bicycle lanes with signage within the on-campus roads, improving traffic flow for cyclists.
  • Building a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) pedestrian bridge from Bandar Sunway to the Taylor’s University campus. This is to encourage the community to use public transit.
Land Use Patterns
This strategy includes the following:
  • Assign students to residences within walking or cycling distance from the campus. If possible, also within direct shuttle bus service location.
  • Providing designated parking facilities for bicycles and students who practise car-pooling or ride sharing.
  • Providing bus stops within walking distance of lecture halls or main areas where students congregate.