Griffith recognised with Cycle Friendly Employer certification


Griffith College has been recognised as an EU-certified Gold Standard Cycle Friendly Employer (CFE) from Cycling Solutions Ireland. Griffith is the first private college in Ireland to receive the award and places us alongside public universities DCU and UCD as the first three higher ed institutes in Ireland to achieve this status.

The Cycle Friendly Employer project is an EU certification scheme developed by the European Cyclists’ Federation which sets out the European standard for cycle-friendly workplaces. The cycle-friendly model has been developed and tested across Europe and is an EU-wide platform for evaluation, auditing, and accreditation.

Certification under the Cycle Friendly Employer Scheme is built around several cycle-friendly measures. Griffith College S.C.R. was recognised following an audit across a number of areas with improvements made across facilities (showering, drying rooms, bike parking and maintenance stands).


The award isn't the end of our endeavours, Griffith will continue to invest in facilities to support and promote commuting by bike to campus in the coming years, and active transport will form a key part of the S.C.R. campus redevelopment plan.

As Ireland looks to cut its carbon emissions in half by 2030, these efforts are aimed to improve and expand sustainable mobility options for campus journeys by providing safe, green and accessible alternatives to car journeys.

More information on the college’s cycling supports, including how to access the tax-saving Cycle to Work Scheme, will be available on our Staff Hub website launching later in 2023.