Safe + Sustainable Transportation Month

UBC is committed to creating a pedestrian and cyclist-friendly campus community. Throughout May and the first week of June, we’re celebrating safe, active and sustainable transportation with activities and events aimed at promoting walking and cycling on campus!

Jane's Walk: May 6, 2016

The late Jane Jacobs was an urbanist and activist who championed a community-based approach to city building. On May 4th 2016, Jane would have been 100 years old, and plans to celebrate her centenary are underway around the world, including at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Join in the tribute on May 6th at noon by coming out to an exciting Jane’s walk with Campus and Community Planning Urban Designer, Scot Hein. In this unique tour of campus, we will explore how the UBC campus is emerging into an urban village

Register for our Jane’s Walk today!

For more information, visit the Jane’s Walk website: http://janeswalk.org/canada/vancouver/history-ubc/

Walk ‘n Roll to School: May 9-13

Once again, UTown@UBC and the UNA are teaming up to promote safe, active and sustainable transportation in our community. So lace up your walking shoes, jump on your skateboard, bike or scooter, and Walk ‘n Roll to School May 9-13.

Walking school buses, led by community volunteers will depart from select campus neighbourhoods to Norma Rose Point Elementary School and University Hill Elementary School each morning, using designated routes.  Parents and students are encouraged to drop by the designated meeting spots at indicated times and walk or ride to school with friends and neighbours.

Kids can collect a sticker on their Walk ‘n Roll passport each morning, for a chance to win great prizes at the end of the week, including our grand prize for each school: a new scooter! Bike safety checks, RCMP speed watch, community foot patrols, bike obstacle courses and more will take place throughout the week as well.

For more information, include route maps, schedules and safety brochures, visit www.utown.ubc.ca/walknroll

UTown@UBC Community Bike Clinics

Get your wheels in tip-top shape for spring at one of our UTown@UBC Community Bike Clinics. Mechanics from the UBC Bike Kitchen will be on hand getting you ready to ride just in time for Bike to Work Week with free tune-ups, tips on bike maintenance and cycling skills. 

  • May 11 from 4-6 pm, Acadia Park  
  • May 18 from 12-2 pm, Martha Piper Plaza
  • May 25 from 4-6pm, The Old Barn 

For more information, visit the Bike Co-op website.

Bike to Work & School Week: May 30-June 5 

Bike to Work Week is back! Hop on your bike and support healthy workplaces and sustainable transportation at UBC. 

There’s no better time to get inspired to get active and energized at on your way to UBC, and reduce your carbon footprint. You can also win great prizes! We’ve got lots going on through the week to keep you pumped up and prepared to tackle anything (including the hill).

Register Today!

For more information on how to register, visit planning.ubc.ca/btww

Find out More:

Visit the Campus + Community Planning website for more information on transportation and construction and detours.