Elche Campus 2022-2025 Sustainability Mobility Plan
The Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) has prepared its 2022-2025 Sustainability Mobility Plan for the Elche Campus of the university. In its preparation, diagnostic analysis was conducted on aspects concerning parking, mobility via public transport and private motor vehicles; personal mobility via bicycle, scooter, and on foot; cargo and delivery vehicles, as well as accessibility.
The plan establishes 17 general action objectives to optimize access and mobility around the UMH Elche Campus, in addition to linking them with 7 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals from the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations. In order to achieve these objectives, the plan consists of 8 strategic implementation lines as means for: ensuring proper and safe access to and from the campus; better management of the use of parking lots for motor vehicles; promotion of personal mobility vehicles, such as bicycles and scooters; encouraging the university community to walk around the campus; bolstering the use of mass transit by the university community via both public transport and shared vehicles; reducing the carbon footprint due to transport and promotion of the university as a space free of exhaust fumes; fomenting education, raised awareness, and stimulating the university community to promote the acquisition of more sustainable mobility behaviors; and the implementation of intersecting strategies of sustainable mobility at the UMH.
This plan was presented as part of the commemoration for the European Week of Mobility, and the joint presentation given by UMH vice rectors along with the Elche City Hall council person responsible for sustainable mobility is an example of necessary institutional collaboration to progress on this topic on a campus and within a city like Elche, which are both in constant green evolution. Among the joint actions that both institutions are contemplating include a specific campaign to increase the use of BiciElx by the university community, and adaptations to municipal guidelines for circulation via scooter and bicycle within the university campus.