Active Travel means making journeys by physically active means, such as walking, wheeling and cycling. Replacing car use for short journeys with active travel is not only essential for protecting the environment but it can also be incredibly beneficial to our mental and physical wellbeing – cutting down on the use of fossil fuel burning vehicles and encouraging us to connect with our local natural world.
HISA is committed to encouraging students and staff to opt for active travel wherever possible, appointing a Campus Cycling Intern - with funding from Cycling Scotland and Transport Scotland - for the past two years running.
For the past two years, HISA has received funding from Cycling Scotland and Transport Scotland to employ a Cycling Intern, to encourage more University of the Highlands and Islands staff and students on their bikes!
This year your Cycling Intern is Ella Simpson. Ella started at HISA in November 2020 and her role involves applying for funding for cycling facilities and events, monitoring cycling habits/barriers and delivering cycling and active travel engagement events.
Ella is focusing primarily on enhancing cycling at Lews Castle College UHI, Inverness College UHI, the Scottish Association for Marine Science UHI and West Highland College UHI, but please feel free to contact her if you have any cycling-related concerns or ideas for your own college or academic partner!
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