UBC is committed to supporting cyclists and is continually upgrading and expanding on-road infrastructure, campus resources and end-of-trip facilities for our cycling population. Here is a quick rundown of everything you need to know about biking at UBC.
Shared spaces on campus
UBC has slow cycling zones that are pedestrian priority within the campus core. These slow zones include Main Mall, Memorial Road, Agricultural Road and University Boulevard. If you want to cycle faster, use roads like East Mall and West Mall. Check out all the slow zones.
Remember to be aware of your surroundings, follow traffic signs, use hand signals and ring your bell to share the space.
Getting to know the best way to, from and around campus can make your ride even better. Check out a few popular cycling maps below.
Keep your bike safe on campus by storing it in a bike locker or a shared bike cage. Avoid parking in places that restrict pedestrian movement, access to buildings, or by fire hydrants—as your bike might be removed.
Find the best route to and from campus.
You don’t need to own a bike to cycle on campus. You can participate in a bike-sharing program. The Bike Co-op is a student-run organization dedicated to making UBC a better place for cyclists. Staff can participate in the Bike-Share Program that provides access to bikes located at the University Services Building.
Learn about Dropbike which offers a bike share on campus.
The UBC community is also eligible for discounted memberships with Mobi by Shaw Go bike share program. Get discount codes here.
When your bike needs a check-up, you can stop by the Bike Kitchen and learn to fix your own bike, or have the experts take a look. You can also stop by a Community Bike Clinic where you can get free repairs and maintenance information.
Staff and faculty regularly participate in Bike to Work week, promoting cycling as a healthy and sustainable commuting option.