One Morning at the Bus Station…

Buses get a bad rep. Research in Milton Keynes has shown that many people think of the bus as uncomfortable, inflexible, or even just low-status. Often, people hold these views with little actual experience of bus travel, or without acknowledging the inflexibility that informs their own thinking! Buses are an essential plank in building a sustainable travel system – cutting down journey times, cutRead More…

Guardbridge – St Andrews Led Rides

This week we finally launched our Guardbridge Park and Pedal Scheme, which allows people who need to travel to and from St Andrews to park their cars at Guardbridge and cycle the rest of the way on FREE loaned bikes! Bike Pool and the University’s Estates Department have been busy spending the last couple of months getting this scheme together, to make it ‘road-ready’. We were so excited that Read More…

The Leuchars – St Andrews Cycle Route: Our New Guide!

Transition has published its new guide to the traffic-free cycle route between Leuchars and St Andrews. We’re very lucky in this part of the world to have a route as nice as this, and so we want to tell everybody about it! With lots of carefully annotated photos and comments, even the most novice of cyclists is guided through this useful, beautiful, and safe route beside the Eden estuary and the hRead More…

Guardbridge Road Closure – Bike It

Beat the traffic and enjoy a cycle into St Andrews along the Guardbridge to St Andrews cycle route. Using bikes from the Transition Bike pool we will be able to offer commuters a FREE bike loan service from the “Guardbridge Park and Pedal”  stop throughout the 8 week period of road closure. This will be an ideal opportunity to try out cycle commuting along the 4.5 mile off road stretch beforeRead More…

Ride Leader Training course

Our Bike Pool project is running the nationally recognised Ride Leader training for FREE. This will provide you will the skills and knowledge to take out groups of people on pre-risked assessed routes. Its an excellent vocational skill that sits well on any CV whilst providing a vital service to new and returning cyclists. To sign up for this one day course in St Andrews please register heRead More…

Pre-loved Bike Rental starts

Transition UStA has just launched a “refurbished” bike-hire scheme at DRA halls. Our growing collection of over 20 bikes is available for low cost weekly hire now, but, you can also book up for longer term loans from the beginning of September. The scheme aims to provide you with a low-cost, low carbon travel solution whilst reducing the number of bikes being wasted through neglect. By hiring oRead More…

Transition’s Freshers’ Week Plans

Orientation Week is fast approaching, and we at Transition have a fantastic range of events planned. All our events are open to students (new and returning) as well as staff and local community members. Please use the Facebook event links to share events with your friends, and come along and introduce yourself on the day. We look forward to meeting you! MONDAY 8th SEPTEMBER The Big Green Fair
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A car club for St Andrews?

Would you like the occasional use of a reliable, clean and cheap car without all the hassle of owning it? Across the UK we are now seeing the rise in car clubs that are providing their members with an alternative way to gaining access to a car whilst reducing car use and pollution. Now Transition UStA and the St Andrews Partnership has teamed up with national sustainable transport organisation CarRead More…

Flying Home for the Holidays…

Having recently returned from inter-semester break, I am wholly aware of the pressures to return home for the holidays. Still, one aspect many of us do not take into account is the amount of carbon we produce when flying to and from university. The real question here boils down to this: how does one reconcile their desires to see their family with the real life carbon effects of their travel plansRead More…