Consider the arrival of sunny weather an extra incentive to get out of the cars and start commuting on two feet or two wheels! Campus and Community Planning is promoting Safe and Sustainable Transportation Month all throughout May, with a series of events and activities centered around encouraging safe pedestrian and cyclist behaviour. Celebrate with us by taking part in one of these great events:
On May 3rd, explore UBC’s beautiful south campus and its public realm improvements along with your fellow Vancouver walkers and organizers Dean Gregory (Campus & Community Planning Landscape Architect) and Joanne Proft (Manager of Community Planning). Meet us outside Old Barn Community Centre, and learn more about the evolution of planning UBC, and explore UBC’s south academic end of campus.
Residents on campus and elementary school kids: lace up your walking shoes or jump on your bike, scooter or skateboard, because Walk ‘n Roll to School returns May 15-19! Celebration Week will include a walking school bus each morning to local elementary schools, RCMP speed watch, safety and education initiatives, prizes and more.
From May 29 - June 4, UBC will defend its title as reigning champion of the “Best Workplace (1000+ employees)” and “Best in Higher Education” categories during Bike to Work Week! Grab some co-workers, put together a team and get ready to ride. Make sure to visit our celebration event on June 1stfrom 4pm to 6pm to grab some treats, cycling resources, get a free tune up and register your bike with Project 529’s anti-bike theft system. For more information, and to register, visit the HUB website.
UTown@UBC Community Bike Clinics aim to develop bike maintenance and cycling skills by providing free repair and info clinics. Clinics are held throughout the month on Thursdays, and rotate through different community locations. Dates and locations are as follows:
May 4 from 12-2 PM, UBC Bookstore
May 11 from 4-6 PM, Acadia Park
May 25 from 4-6 PM, The Old Barn
June 1 from 4-6 PM, UBC Bookstore/Lee Square