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Travel Advice at Walton Hall

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Staff please contact your Line Manager for information on unit specific business travel during covid. 

Travel Advice provide information and advice for staff and visitors commuting to Walton Hall. We recognise that parking can be tight and that it is a duty of the University to help staff who wish to 'green' their travel. We provide information and advice on travelling to University premises by different types of transport and University initiatives, such as the car sharing scheme. For information on and advice commuting to Nations & SRSCs please follow the links below:

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Travel Survey Report 2021

Estates are pleased to be able to publish the 2021 Travel Survey Report The report identifies a number of key discussion points including topics such as Electric Vehicles and scheme ideas, Cyclescheme information, travel concerns and issues all of which need further scrutiny and University consideration. 

We would like to thank those that completed the survey as the information provided has been invaluable and will assist the University in addressing key carbon reduction initiatives along with the potential for improved facilities. Should you have any queries please contact the Travel Advice Team at travel-advice@open.ac.uk

Travel Plan

Our policy is contained in the University Travel Plan which is central to the role of an institution in reducing traffic congestion, accidents and the environmental impacts of the transport activities of their staff, customers and visitors.

Car Parking Strategy

The aim of the Car Parking Strategy remains an appropriate balance between supply and demand and whilst it preserves the strong links with the Travel Plan.  Its recommendations are tilted towards day to day management and possible future supply options rather than large scale additional provision.

Travel Advice News

Bus Services update

Unfortunately the University does not and cannot influence commercial decisions being taken by bus service companies to discontinue services based on patronage.

13th May 2022

Construction of New Roundabout: Phase 2 (03 May to December 2022)

From Tuesday 03 May the Construction of a new roundabout on H9 Groveway will be starting, to carry out the construction phase safely it will be necessary to close this section of the H9 Groveway until the scheme is completed in December 2022, this includes the diversion of six major power supply cables by Western Power Distribution which is being coordinated into the scheme.

25th April 2022

Vale Travel ceasing to operate 11 / 11X bus service

We have been informed by Vale Travel that they are ceasing to operate 11 / 11X bus service as of 29 April 2022. This is due to the service no longer being financially viable to operate.

If you have any questions, please contact travel-advice@open.ac.uk

 

12th April 2022

Alternative Commutes to Work

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Read our article on commute options to Walton Hall Campus here - Alternative Commutes to Work

22nd March 2022

Construction of new Roundabout at H9 Groveway / Walton Drive - Advance Site Clearance Works

Milton Keynes Development Partnership (MKDP) has obtained planning consent (Planning Reference: 19/00218/OUT) for the construction of a new housing development in Walton Manor area. As a part of this planning approval, the developer, MKDP will be constructing a new 4 arm roundabout at H9 Groveway junction with Walton Drive to ensure safe access to the new development and the Open University.

9th February 2022
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