Transport and accessibility
Transport and accessibility
The way you get to campus affects the environment and the quality and safety of campus life. We are committed to providing access to each UWS campus that is easy, safe, environmentally friendly, affordable and helps decongest traffic and parking in and around campus.
The information on this site will help you make better decisions about how you get to uni.
Why does how I get to uni matter?
How you get to uni can have a big impact on you and those around you.
Driving to uni is very expensive when you consider the cost of petrol and parking. It can also be very frustrating with the ever-increasing challenge of finding a car spot on campus. Emissions from cars are detrimental to the environment and can cause serious health problems.
Why not consider using active transport to get to uni.
» Find out how much driving actually costs you on the NRMA Car Operating Costs (opens in a new window) website
» Find out how you can reduce your impact on the environment on the Let's Clear the Air (opens in a new window) website
What is active transport?
Active travel is walking, cycling or using public transport. It saves you money and gives you an opportunity to use your travel time for catching up on your reading, work or even catching up with a friend.
What active transport is available to get to uni?
Making sure each student, staff member and visitor has a range of active transport options for accessing all UWS campuses is important. We’re always working to increase the options for the benefit of you, campus life, the community and environment.
The different options already available are listed below.
Transport Access Guides
Transport Access Guides (TAGs) are available for every UWS campus. TAGs have comprehensive information on all the active transport options for the campus, including a detailed campus map with transport indicators such as train stations, bus stops and walking paths and times.
Shuttle bus services are provided for free on the Bankstown, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Parramatta and Penrith campuses. The shuttle buses provide short trips to the nearest train station or around campus, where bus services are infrequent or do not exist.
If you have to drive to campus, car pooling is the way to go – it’s a great way to reduce your costs and contribute to improving the environment. Have a chat to your class mates or colleagues to find out who you can car pool with. You might not be able to share a ride everyday of the week, but even one day each week makes a difference.
We’re currently working on a car pool program at the uni, so check back here for any updates.
Access for all
UWS has a responsibility to ensure that everyone has access to its campuses, facilities and resources. Accessible pathways are indicated on each campus map.
» Have a look at the accessible pathways on your campus map
You can contact the UWS Disability Service for detailed information about accessibility at UWS or to register for assistance.
Cycling @ UWS
Cycling is a quick, healthy and cheap way to get to campus. Take a look at a few of the many reasons you should think about cycling as your active transport option:
- saves money on transport costs and parking
- increases your fitness, gives you better posture and balance
- great stress release and producer of serotonin, which promotes relaxation.
- reduces your carbon footprint
- enjoyable way to travel
Want to know where to park your bike on campus or how to stay safe while cycling? Get more information about cycling at UWS!