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In a few short years, implementation of the University of Tasmania’s sustainable transport strategy (STS) 2012-2016 has led to fundamental shifts in institutional and community approaches to transport and by the university. The STS’ success in achieving more socially, economically and environmentally sustainable transport outcomes and travel behaviours are evidenced through major policy changes (e.g. free parking removal), infrastructure investment, service improvements and, with student involvement and extensive data collection.
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What is means to win:
“Award would recognises the University of Tasmania and its partners in developing and implementing a comprehensive Sustainable Transport Strategy. It strongly supports the University’s lead role in encouraging the uptake of sustainable transport options and their positive impact on the environment and community health and well-being”
– Professor Peter Rathjen, Vice-Chancellor
What the judges said:
The judges thought this was an excellent initiative that demonstrated a whole system strategy with considerable benefits and significant environmental outcomes. It adopted a holistic, collaborative approach, linking academic research and the operational needs of the university as well as collaborating with external industry and staff and students.
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