The new UVic Campus Bike Centre is now open to serve UVic's cycling community! The centre provides covered bike parking for 234 bikes (horizontal and vertical racks, plus bike lockers), equipment lockers, benches and an expanded, renovated space for the SPOKES bicycle program. Racks are free for everyone to use, and lockers are available for rent on a semester by semester basis ($40 for bike lockers and $10 for equipment) by contacting Campus Security. The centre is located at the west end of the University Centre underground parkade, (formerly occupied by 28 vehicle parking spots!), with the entrance off the service road between the University Centre and Business & Economics buildings. Watch a video of our grand opening to learn more.
The SPOKES bicycle program has re-opened in new Campus Bike Centre in the University Centre parkade, with affordable used bike loans and rentals.
Work Party hours for November 19 to December 20, 2013
- 1:30 to 3:30 pm and 5:30 to 8:30 pm on Wednesdays
- 11:30 am to 1:00 pm on Fridays
- 11:30 am to 12:30 pm on Saturdays
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bike locker rentals are now being handled by Campus Security/Parking Services, not SUBText. You can renew your rental or obtain a new one at the Campus Security desk in the Campus Security Building. Current rates are $40/semester for students and employees with a $50 key deposit. Clothing locker rentals can also be obtained here. Contact Alexis Osmond (email@example.com) for more information.
Residence students can inquire about bike locker access by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
BC Transit is adding an additional 69 bus trips per week to campus starting September 3rd. Most of the extra trips will be possible by taking six buses off of Ring Road and instead heading directly in and out of the bus loop. These include the #'s 16x, 26, 17, 18, 29, 39 and 51. Additional peak time trips are also being added for #4, #7, and #11.
Also, Community Bus #12 will become a regular bus at peak times.
Check the BC Transit website for more details on new schedules and routes.
UVic's new free smartphone app UVicMOBILE contains many handy features including transit schedules, campus maps, events and weather. Watch for more enhancements in the coming year.
UVic members of the Victoria Car Share Co-op should be aware of rate plan changes that came into effect on July 1st. Also, on July 30th the Toyota Yaris parked at Campus Security will be moved to Oak Bay Junction. The Forte will remain at Campus Security as will the Mazda 5 at Family Student Housing. The Mazda 3 at Tuscany Village is another nearby alternative. Visit the VCSC website for more information.