Sustainable Travel

Electric bike

Embark on a journey towards a greener future with Glasgow Kelvin College's Sustainable Travel initiative. Our college is dedicated to fostering an eco-friendly environment that encourages students, staff, and the community to embrace sustainable travel options.

Join us in making a positive impact on the planet, one step at a time. Discover more about our sustainable travel programs and how you can get involved .

Springburn Campus

  • 2 cycle shelters
  • 46 cycle racks at the main entrance
  • Protected and secure cycle shelter at the main entrance, providing a maximum capacity of 20 bikes – code available at reception
  • Changing room facilities, showers and lockers – on the ground floor, by the Games Hall for students, on the 3rd floor for staff.

East End Campus

  • Protected and secure cycle shelter, providing a maximum capacity of 30 bikes max - situated at the back of the campus - code available at reception
  • Changing room facilities, showers and lockers – on the ground floor

Easterhouse Campus

  • Cycle shelter, providing a maximum capacity of 20 bikes 
  • Changing facilities, showers and lockers – on the 1st floor, in the student common room - keys available at reception

Springburn Campus

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Easterhouse Campus

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East End Campus

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Are you struggling to access a bike? Are you considering cycling to the College but are not so sure, yet?

At Glasgow Kelvin College, we consider that everyone should be able to access a bike. Therefore, we are now offering students the possibility to loan a bike for free, up to one month.

6 bikes are available, all equipped with a D-lock and lights. Any other cycling equipment can be loaned as part of this scheme (helmet, hi-viz jackets, gloves).

If you are interested or would like to find out more about the Terms & Conditions, please be in touch with our ‘please be in touch with our Sustainability Manager at

As a Glasgow Kelvin College’s employee, you can benefit from a Cycle to Work scheme.

This scheme will allow you to get cycling equipment and/or a bike by saving 25-39% of the costs whilst also spreading the costs. It is free to join and easy to administer online.

Step 1: Decide on the CycleScheme package that suits you (Bike and accessories, just a bike, just accessories)

Have a look in store or online – over 2,000 retailers are part of the scheme.

Step 2: Submit and save

Apply online, wait for approval and go collect your bike or get it delivered. This is when the salary sacrifice starts.

Step 3: Ownership option

Once the salary payments are completed, you’ll have to choose your ownership option

  • Return the bike to CycleScheme with no fees
  • Own it Now
  • Own it Later

To find out more, click here:

The College is happy to participate in First Bus’s Commuter Travel Club Scheme.  Staff can travel for reduced fares while also helping to build a cleaner, greener community! 

Sign-up using the following link Commuter Travel Club | First Bus, and start accessing cheaper, more sustainable travel for work and leisure.  


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Springburn Campus


Easterhouse Campus


East End Campus


A number of initiatives have been set up with a range of partner organisations, including:

  • Bike Breakfast mornings;
  • Workshops for bike maintenance (Dr Bike);
  • Drop-ins for ‘Fix Your Own Bike’;
  • Advice on route planning; and
  • Dedicated cycling learning sessions

Be Part Of The Electric Bike Revolution

Have you thought about cycling between campuses but don’t feel fit enough? Or have too much to carry with you?

Staff members can now loan an electric bike (e-bike) for free to travel between campuses or to attend external meetings.

3 e-bikes are available and can be accessible from all of our 4 campuses.

The electric assistance will help you to cycle further distances and to cycle up hills effortless. Travelling between campuses has never been so easy!

If you are interested or would like to find out more about the Terms & Conditions, please be in touch 

Cycling Journey Planner

Plan better bike routes online in the cycle route planner

Journey Planner

Cycle Safety and Security

The College offers many ways to keep your bike safe and secure on campus.  This page will provide tips on all the ways to keep you and your bike safe when traveling. 

Always use your lights at night!

  • It’s the law – you can get a £50 fine for cycling in the UK without lights at night.
  • Drivers have difficulty seeing you otherwise, risking your own safety.
  • Consider the safety of other path users; they need to see you coming.
  • Follow the advice of Cycling UK to ensure you can always be seen when cycling.

Keep your bike secure!

  • Cycle theft can be an issue in many locations, so it is important to reduce the likelihood that this will happen to you.
  • Know your bike’s frame number
  • Store your bike in a secure shelter (like the ones on all four of our campuses!)
  • Use a D-lock, and remember to put your lock through both wheel and frame


Keep your bike in top working order!

  • Get repairs when a problem arises.
  • Take advantage of Glasgow Kelvin’s resources to maintain your bike.
    • Bike sessions
    • Cycle Repair classes
    • Maintenance tools at Springburn campus

Alternatives to Driving

The carbon emission hierarchy of travel below, ranks the modes of transportation from single-occupancy vehicles to the zero-emission choices of walking or cycling. 

It is the hope of the College that staff, students, and visitors to Glasgow Kelvin will consider their carbon footprint when choosing how they commute to campus.  Traveline Scotland provides useful tools to plan your journey to the College. 


Surveying student opinion has been, and will continue to be, an important source of the information we use to help with the planning and implementation of new projects that are inclusive and meet the needs of all.

If you do have any ideas for a new activity you would like to see, suggestions for improving the Hub, and thoughts on how to develop existing activities, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Environmental Sustainability Manager at

You can also follow what’s happening on:

our Twitter feed @GkcSustain 

our Facebook page @sustainGKC