Bike Share Programs

Learn about your options for bike share on (and off) campus from student-run bike co-ops, to staff bike shares, and discounts for Mobi by Shaw Go bike share program.

Purple and Yellow Bike Share

The Purple and Yellow (P&Y) bike share program is operated by the AMS Bike Co-op, a student-run organization dedicated to making UBC a better place for cyclists and their bikes. To become a member of the Bike Co-op you can do 6 hours of volunteer work or pay $15 for students / $20 for faculty, staff, and community members. With membership, and one night of volunteering, you can get a key that will unlock any P&Y bike on campus. Grab one, and ride to where you want to go. When you’re done with it, lock the bike back up and leave it there for the next person to use.

For more information, visit the AMS Bike Co-op’s website, give them a call at 604.822.BIKE (604.822.2453), or drop by the Bike Kitchen, located in the trailer in front of Brock Hall.

Staff Bike-Share Program

Various departments and/or buildings have bikes for staff and faculty or building occupants to sign out and share. Each group is different, but it’s usually as simple as filling out a short form to enroll and sign the bike out.

Speak to your building or department administrator to find out if this service is available for you.

Future Public Bike Share @ UBC

Public Bike Share at UBC has the potential to improve campus livability and wellbeing, contribute to UBC’s transportation goals, and reduce pressure on students’ class schedules.

UBC Campus and Community Planning is currently developing a policy framework to enable one or more privately-funded bike share systems to operate at UBC. This framework will articulate process steps for prospective operators and requirements related to:

  • Safety and quality of equipment and related infrastructure;
  • Parking and use of campus space;
  • Operations, including maintenance and rebalancing;
  • Data sharing and reporting;
  • User experience and affordability; and
  • UBC oversight and cost recovery.

If you are interested in operating a bike share program at UBC please contact info.planning@ubc.ca.

UBC discounted memberships with Mobi by Shaw Go bike share

Members of the UBC community are eligible for discounted annual memberships with Vancouver’s public bike share program, Mobi by Shaw Go. These distinctive grey bikes with baskets are available at locations throughout central Vancouver, including stations near transit routes serving UBC, like the 44, 84, and 99 B-Line.

For an annual fee, members receive unlimited use of these bikes for up to 30 minutes or 60 minutes at a time, depending on the option selected ($99 or $119).

Please note that there are currently no Mobi docking stations at UBC. The Mobi service area is concentrated east of Arbutus St., North of 16th Ave. and West of Main St, including the Vancouver neighbourhoods of the West End, Downtown, Fairview, and sections of Kitsilano and Mount Pleasant.

Discounted memberships are available for UBC students, faculty, staff and neighbourhood residents to encourage active transportation choices andsupport health and wellbeing.

1 year Corporate Standard discounted membership $99 (regularly $129)
Good for one year of Mobi access. You can take as many rides as you want and the first 30 minutes of each ride are included. Rides longer than 30 minutes incur overage fees.

1 year Corporate Plus discounted membership $119 (regularly $159)
Good for one year of Mobi access*. You can take as many rides as you want and the first 60 minutes of each ride are included. Rides longer than 60 minutes incur overage fees.

Learn more and register at mobibikes.ca applying the discount codes below.

Discount codes

Students

Discount code: ubcstudents Discount code: ubcstudentp

Faculty

Discount code: ubcfacultys
Discount code: ubcfacultyp

Staff

Discount code: ubcstaffs
Discount code: ubcstaffp

Residents

Discount code: ubcresidents
Discount code: ubcresidentp