Throughout May and the first week of June, we celebrate safe, active and sustainable transportation with activities and events aimed at promoting walking and cycling on campus.
Jane’s Walk: May 3, 2019
Join us for a Jane's Walk on May 3 with Dean Gregory, University Landscape Architect at Campus & Community Planning. Jane's Walks are held annually around the world including at UBC to celebrate and honour urbanist Jane Jacobs, an advocate for sustainable and community-centred neighbourhoods.
This Jane's Walk will show how thoughtful planning is addressing the needs of students, faculty staff and visitors in a growing campus community. A tour of recently completed projects and projects underway will be visited including Library Garden, University Commons, the Bosque, MacInnes Field and University Boulevard will reveal how UBC’s plans and ambitions around the public realm, resiliency, biodiversity, climate change, zero waste, community engagement, and ecological and human wellbeing manifest in the texture of the evolving campus.
Bike to Work & School Week: May 28-June 3, 2019
Bike to Work Week is held each May/June at UBC. 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).
For more information on how to register, visit planning.ubc.ca/btww
May 2019 Community Bike Clinics
Get your wheels in tip-top shape for spring at a UBC Bike Kitchen clinic. Volunteers from Bike Kitchen will be on hand to get you (and your family) ready to ride just in time for Bike to Work Week with free tune-ups, tips on bike maintenance and cycling skills. For more information, visit the Bike Kitchen.
May 2, 12-4 PM, UBC Bookstore
May 16, 4-6 PM, Acadia Park Residence
May 23, 4-6 PM, Old Barn Community Centre, 6308 Thunderbird Blvd
May 27, 11:15-12:15 PM Norma Rose Point School
May 29, 4-6 PM, UBC Bookstore (Bike to Work Week)
May 30, 12-1 PM, U Hill Elementary School
Walk ‘n Roll to School: May 27- May 31, 2019
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 27 - May 31.
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