UBC is a pedestrian-friendly community with large pedestrian priority zones closed to cars, so getting across campus quickly on foot is easy.

Walking on Main Mall
Walking on Main Mall

Travel Resource and Incentive (coming July 2022)

Plan Your Commute: Explore ways you could improve your commute to and from UBC

Carpooling: A new tool will help the campus community schedule carpool trips. 

UBC’s planned land use and development will continue to improve the walking network by creating an environment that minimizes walking distances between destinations and enhances the walking experience between buildings on campus.

Pedestrian Priority Zones

Main Mall (Flag Pole Plaza through Thunderbird Boulevard), and Memorial Road, Agricultural Road and University Boulevard (East Mall through Education Road) are now pedestrian- and cyclist-only zones. Vehicle access is restricted to emergency vehicles only.

Implementation of the pedestrian priority zone began in the Summer of 2011 with Main Mall (between Koerner Plaza and University Boulevard) and Agricultural Road, and was completed in the Fall of 2012.

See map of UBC Pedestrian Priority Zones


If students, staff or faculty don’t feel safe to walk alone on campus they can contact the AMS Safewalk, between 7 pm-2 am every night.


Other Walking Activities

  • Campus and Building Tours are a perfect activity to experience all UBC has to offer, whether you are a new student to campus or interested in learning more about the place you have lived for many years.
  • The Walk’n Roll program encourages our youngest residents (and their parents) to choose active transportation and to promote a safe and walkable community.
  • For those slightly more adventurous, Pacific Spirit Regional Park offers a network of trails, on the east side of campus, contained in more than 750 hectares of forest.