UBC is the second largest commuter destination in Metro Vancouver. Getting to and from campus is easy with transit, cycling, and ride-sharing options.
By 2040, UBC aims to have two-thirds of all trips to and from campus made by cycling, walking, rolling or taking transit. There are plenty of flexible transportation options to choose from, both getting to and getting around campus.
You can help your friends and colleagues shift to healthier, cleaner and cheaper travel choices.
Top Sustainable Transportation Tips
- Cycling resources: Learn about UBC’s cycling resources and programs to promote cycling on campus. Let your friends and colleagues know about UBC’s end-of-trip facilities, which include secure bike lockers and free shared secure bike cages.
Bike Sharing Programs
- Try out Bike Share: UBC now has several bike share options. Take a spin around campus on Dropbike, UBC’s new campus bike share program. Learn about UBC discounts for Mobi, the City of Vancouver bikeshare. Or start your own departmental bike share program.
Participate in Bike to Work Week
- Join a Bike to Work Week team: UBC is consistently a top winner in the regional bi-annual Bike to Work Week competition. Encourage your colleagues to sign up for both summer and winter Bike to Work Week. Join an established department team, or create a new team!
Carpooling and Carsharing
- Carpooling options: Promote car or vanpooling as an alternative to SOV trips. If your department doesn’t have a carpool already, start one. Be sure to tell your colleagues about carpool incentives including Transferable Parking passes and the Emergency Ride Home program.
- Car Share options: Try out car share options. Dedicated spaces are located across campus for Modo, Car2Go, Zipcar, and Evo car share vehicles.
- Rethink commuting: Explore if telecommuting is an option for your department and your colleagues. Human Resources has a telework policy for Management and Professional staff.
Feedback and Recognition
- Be supportive: Check in regularly with your colleagues during staff meetings to gauge if they are making sustainable transportation choices, and if they need any help or support to make the transition. Acknowledge colleagues who have made the transition to sustainable transportation! Ask them to share the positive outcomes of their new transportation choice with their colleagues (e.g. improvement in health, cost savings, more relaxed morning commute, etc.)