Anna Sarah Krämer
COAST - Zentrum für Umwelt- und Nachhaltigkeitsforschung (» Postal address)
Every two years, we conduct a mobility survey among the university members. In this way, we want to record mobility behaviour and survey emissions in the area of everyday mobility. The last survey was conducted in May 2022. The results are currently being evaluated and will be published here shortly.
The design of climate-friendly mobility for university staff plays a major role in the sustainable development of the university and affects it as an employer, place of study, research institution and social actor.
Greenhouse gas emissions
The area of mobility accounted for 28.68% of the university's total emissions in 2019. 4,528 tCO2 equivalents are attributable to everyday mobility. The pandemic reduced the value of this area to 1,129 tCO2 equivalents. However, the value for everyday mobility is based on very inaccurate extrapolations.
On the greenhouse gas balance
Parking spaces for bicycles
The bicycle is one of the most popular means of transport in Oldenburg. The promotion of cycling is also essential for the sustainable development of mobility.
There are currently 3,990 bicycle parking spaces available at Oldenburg University. Of these, 1,336 parking spaces are located at the Wechloy Campus and 2,654 at the Haarentor Campus.
Additional covered parking spaces at both locations are currently being planned.
A detailed overview of the location of the respective parking spaces for
- Campus Wechloy -
- Campus Haarentor -
Service bike leasing
Many employees of the University of Oldenburg are interested in a service bike leasing or sponsorship of e-bikes by their employer.
Unfortunately, the university is not legally authorised to introduce such an offer according to the current requirements of the state.
Cycling routes around the campus
On the OpenStreetMap cyclosm the condition of the cycling infrastructure around the campus can be viewed.
For students of Carl von Ossietzky University, the semester fee automatically includes a semester ticket for Lower Saxony and Bremen. The ticket is valid for local trains in the second class area. Between Bremen and Norddeich (Mole)/Emden Außenhafen the IC may be used. For the use of the Hamburg S-Bahn, the ticket is only valid on the line sections S3 Stade - Hamburg Hbf and S31 Neugraben - Hamburg Hbf.
The use of buses, trams and underground trains is not valid for the entire local rail transport area, but only for the VBN area. In addition, regular bus services can be used in the area of the Verkehrsregion Nahverkehr Ems-Jade (VEJ) and the Verkehrsgemeinschaft Landkreis Cloppenburg (VGC). For cities outside the area, such as Hamburg or Hanover, a ticket must therefore be purchased for buses, underground trains, etc.
The semester ticket is combined with the CampusCard of the University of Oldenburg.
Further information on the semester ticket (Contact person: AStA)
Employees of Carl von Ossietzky University have the opportunity to obtain a JobTicket from the Bremen/Lower Saxony Transport Association.
You can find the application forms for this in the administration portal.
General information on the JobTicket can be found on the VBN website. On the flyer you will also find the price overview for the year 2021.
The VBN comments on the determination of the tariff zone as follows: "The fare depends on the fare zones you travel in or touch. The number of tariff zones can be determined on the basis of the course of the lines travelled. If you travel through two tariff zones, you pay fare level B, if you travel through three tariff zones, you pay fare level C, if you travel through four tariff zones, you pay fare level D, and so on. Journeys within a tariff zone and journeys from a neutral zone to an adjacent zone or vice versa are considered as price level A. Zones used twice are only counted once. A maximum of 8 zones are counted (price level H). Tickets at fare stage H entitle the holder to travel on the entire network."
For more information on the fare zones
If you have any questions, please contact
As of 01 May 2023, the DeutschlandTicket was introduced at the regular price of €49. At present, the state of Lower Saxony does not grant its employees an employer's subsidy for the Deutschland-Ticket, so unfortunately it is not possible to apply via the employer. If employees wish to switch from the VBN JobTicket to the Deutschland-Ticket, they must cancel their JobTicket themselves with the VWG. Students have the option of purchasing an upgrade to their valid semester public transport pass for €16.60/month in order to be able to use local public transport throughout Germany.
Charging points for electric vehicles
Within the framework of the project "E-Mobile Oldenburg" (EMO) project a comprehensive mobility concept is being developed for the city of Oldenburg, which will contribute to the targeted climate neutrality 2035 climate neutrality.
As one of the city's largest employers, the University of Oldenburg is involved in the process and is currently looking into the possibilities of implementing a charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.
Carl von Ossietzky University's vehicle fleet comprises 23 vehicles, including two with electric drives. For the years 2017 to 2019, figures on both kilometres driven and fuel consumption are available for the first time.
While 19 % fewer kilometres were travelled by car from 2017 to 2018, the figure rose again by almost 15 % from 2018 to 2019. If the journeys by lorry are included, there is a decrease of 6 % from 2017 to 2018 and an increase of 4 % from 2018 to 2019.
Nevertheless, an overall reduction of 10% in the number of kilometres can be observed in the reporting period. Although more distance was travelled by the university-owned vehicles, the fuel consumption of the fleet decreased from 2018 to 2019. This may be due to the fact that cars consume less fuel than trucks over longer distances or that less payload was transported.
Measures from climate action concept
The following list of measures for the field of action of everyday mobility is an excerpt from the Integrated Climate Action Concept. A more detailed view of the respective sub-measures can also be viewed there.
Promotion of e-mobility
- Conversion of vehicle fleet to e-mobility
- Charging points for e-cars
Parking space management
Promotion of bicycle infrastructure
- Promotion of bicycle repair
- Bicycle rental for employees & students
- Load bikes in the university fleet for transport
- More covered, lockable parking spaces with charging facilities
- Charging infrastructure for e-bikes
- Commitment at municipal level to better cycle paths
- Cycling routes and plans with a focus on the university
- Enable (financial) support for bicycles, e-bikes, cargo bikes, etc.
- Rededication of parking space to bicycle parking spaces
Promotion of public transport
- Commitment to better public transport connections from rural areas
- Commitment to improved connections at the Wechloy railway station.
- Commitment to increased bus service at peak times during the university day
- Better communication of the Job Ticket
Action & Communication
Governance & Partnerships
- Permanent networking of actors
- Establishment of a mobility working group / mobility round table
- Development of a mobility concept for the WHV location
- Reduction of own vehicle fleet and strengthening of CarSharing