New access point for Rivermead campus

Published: 26 August 2010 at 11:03

Will help Anglia Ruskin to further develop its travel and sustainability plans

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Anglia Ruskin University is opening a new entry point for its Rivermead campus on 6 September 2010 to ease access to the fast-developing East of England higher education institution.  Work on the project began in January this year.

The new junction from Chelmer Valley Road to the William Harvey, Mildmay, Tindal, and Postgraduate Medical Institute (PMI) building, now under construction, will provide access for staff and students to the long stay car parking at the northern end of the campus. Those using the new junction will turn left from Chelmer Valley Road when approaching from the Broomfield roundabout. All traffic exiting the campus will be required to turn left towards Chelmsford.

Students and staff using the new junction will be able to benefit from the opening of the Park and Ride service operating from Essex Regiment Way using the junction and a newly created bus stop from April 2011.

The new access project fits with the University’s sustainable campus plan, a part of which is to actively encourage students and staff  to trial and use of Park and Ride travel. 

Vice Chancellor Professor Michael Thorne is optimistic that the new junction will be of immense benefit to those who visit Anglia Ruskin University and those who commute around it.

"This junction will help to organise the flow of traffic into what is a now and exceptionally busy and thriving campus."

"The Park and Ride scheme is an added bonus for us and one which will help us ease access for staff, students and visitors into the University in the same way that occurs in other university towns and cities."

"We hope that this new and dedicated access point will make life easier for both visitors to the university and the community around our campus."

Anglia Ruskin University is committed to creating a sustainable campus and to lowering its carbon footprint. An integral part of this is its University Travel Plan, which encourages sustainability through cycling, walking, rail and bus travel.

Anglia Ruskin is working closely with transport providers to secure discounts on bus and rail journeys - for more details please visit:

Recent research has found that half Anglia Ruskin students are already car sharing, walking, cycling, or taking the bus to the campus.