Travel and mobility
On foot, by bike, by car or by public transport: choosing your daily mode of transport to get to and around the University of Liege campuses efficiently.
For several years now, the University of Liège has been contributing to the development of solutions aimed at reducing car use (driving alone in one's vehicle) by students and staff on and to its four campuses (Liège city centre, Liège Sart Tilman, Gembloux and Arlon).Paragraphe avec lettre de mise en évidence
In order to adopt a more sustainable mobility, to reduce congestion or parking problems on the campuses and their surroundings, there are two key words: multimodality and intermobility.
- Multimodality is the use of several modes of transport at different times to connect two different locations. (e.g. going to work by bus on Monday, by bike on Tuesday, by car on Wednesday);
- Intermodality is the use of several modes of transport during the same trip. Intermodality is the use of several modes of transport during the same trip (e.g.: from home, walk to the station, take the train, take the bus to work or park outside the city centre and finish the trip on foot or by public transport).
For each mode of travel, find out about useful solutions and information.
If the distance between home and campus is no more than 4 km, why not walk?
It's a simple, free, environmentally friendly way to get around, good for your health and often quicker than an identical journey by car during rush hour.
On its campuses, the University of Liège is working to create wide, safe and, if possible, well-lit paths to move between buildings.
In Liège, Gembloux and Arlon, the cities are carrying out various projects to encourage pedestrian traffic.
For journeys in the city or over distances of between 5 and 10 km, cycling is one of the most effective ways of avoiding traffic jams! With the emergence of electrically-assisted bicycles (EABs), the terrain is less and less of a constraint and distances covered can reach 15 to 20 km.
To support the use of bicycles, the University of Liege offers its cyclists :
- Support actions (sponsorship, mechanical training, etc.),
- Routes validated by the ULiège cycling community,
- A bicycle workshop offering various services (sales, repairs, training, etc.),
- A one-month test of a electric bike for staff members,
- Service bicycles (ARI, Gembloux Agro-bio Tech and HEC),
- An allowance of 0.24€/km to staff members,
- Bicycle racks near the buildings.
To encourage cycling, the University of Liege is also investing in the development of secure parking solutions, showers and cycle routes on its campuses.
With Micro mobility
Micro-mobility is a recent alternative for getting around quickly over short distances. Light, compact and portable, micro-mobility devices (scooters, gyroroues, etc.) are also very practical for combining modes of transport and travelling longer distances.
By public transport
The bus is a very practical solution for getting around the city and to the university sites. In order to encourage young people to use the bus network, Wallonia has recently reduced the price of season tickets by around 70%. From 1 September 2021, the price of a 1- or 2-zone season ticket will be €39 per year*, compared to €170 per year previously! For staff members, TEC season tickets are fully refunded.
In Liege, the bus service to the Sart Tilman has just been improved with the creation of line 158 from Chênée. This is in addition to lines 28 (Fléron), 48 (Opéra) and 58 (Guillemins).
To find out more about subscription prices, routes and timetables:
www.letec.be or download the LE TEC application
*Price for a Next subscription (1 or 2 zones) for 18/24 year olds
Whether it's to get to your flat or for your daily commute, the train is a quick and easy way to get to the city centre.
Special discounts apply for students living in the kot and for people under 26 years of age. For staff members, SNCB season tickets are fully refunded.
For more information on ticket prices and timetables:
www.belgiantrain.be or download the SNCB app
A combined pass (12 months/1 month/1 day) allows unlimited travel by train and bus (SNCB + TEC) within the Liege conurbation. This Pass is in line with the improvement of the SNCB offer in the province of Liège thanks to the reopening of the stations of Seraing, Ougrée and Chaudfontaine.
Travelling by carpooling or carsharing
The real cost of a private car is estimated at +/- €5000 per year for an average car. To reduce your costs but also to fight against self-sufficiency, solutions exist!
Since 2015, the University of Liege has had its own carpooling platform, UGo. Whether via the website or the mobile application, users are invited to register their journey by specifying a point of departure, a point of arrival and a time slot during which they wish to make the trip.
At present, more than 4,000 members from the ULiège community, the staff of the University Hospital, the city of Liège, the Province of Liège and the students of the HEPL make up the UGo community. The trips are made exclusively with people whose identity has been authenticated.
You don't drive much but you can't do without a car? Why not try car sharing?
A subscription to a carsharing company offers you the possibility of using recent and safe cars spread over the territory via stations (2 in Arlon, 3 in Gembloux and 19 in Liège). You no longer have to worry about maintenance, cleaning, repairs or insurance. And in terms of costs, you pay according to your use (duration and km).
Other car-sharing solutions also exist.
In addition to the actions on the ground, financial incentives are also offered to enable you to choose a more sustainable mobility.
Planning - Urbanism and Mobility Unit