With close to 140,000 trips being made into and out of campus each day, encouraging more sustainable modes of transportation is crucial to meeting UBC’s sustainability goals. Our Transportation Planning department began working in 1997 to reduce automobile trips to and from campus by promoting public transit, walking, cycling and carpooling. Transit ridership to campus has nearly quadrupled since then, and we have 13,300 fewer cars coming to campus each day.

Transportation Planning

UBC’s Transportation Planning department develops and implements transportation policies and plans that are consistent with the automobile restrained policies of UBC’s Land Use Plan and Vancouver Campus Plan. UBC also measures its progress in transportation reports.


Public transit is the most popular way to get to campus. Since 1997, transit ridership to UBC has nearly quadrupled, thanks in large part to the implementation of the U-Pass. Community Shuttles serve UBC residents and connect regional transit service to many of UBC’s attractions.


UBC is committed to supporting cyclists. We’re continually upgrading and expanding our cycling infrastructure and end-of-trip facilities across campus. In addition to bike racks located at all buildings, UBC offers 10 free secure bike parking facilities and over 100 secure bicycle locker spaces located across campus. If you are new to cycling, our cycling tips and resources will help get you on your way.

Carpooling and Carshare

Community members can car or vanpool by sharing their commute with others travelling to and from UBC, or they can use one of the many carshare vehicles available on campus, to reduce emissions and save money. UBC provides a number of carpooling incentives including transferable parking spaces, reserved parking spaces, and an emergency ride home program and car2go, Modo, and Zipcar carshare vehicles are located across campus.


To learn more, visit the Transportation Planning website or explore the links below.