Parking is an important element of transportation demand management – regulating the availability and price of parking influences individuals’ decisions to drive or take alternative modes of transportation. What’s more, ensuring flexibility with parking permits allows for individuals to drive when they need to, but take alternative modes where possible.
Over the years, UBC Parking & Access Control Services has taken on a number of initiatives to encourage sustainable transportation choices. For instance, UBC Parking allows individuals to register multiple cars on one parking permit, encouraging people to share the driving and the cost of parking by carpooling. The introduction of the Flex Pass makes it affordable to drive some days, and take other modes of transit other days. Cheaper rates for motorcycles incentivize lower impact vehicles.
In addition, UBC Parking & Access Control Services oversees the operation of 8,510 parking spaces on the campus, a decline from 14,000 in 1980, as new buildings have replaced surface lots.
Parking for UBC Athletics is available at Thunderbird Park - home to the tennis centre, rugby centre, Thunderbird Stadium and the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre. For rates and directions, see the Thunderbird Park map.
For more information on parking at UBC, go to www.parking.ubc.ca.