Employee e-bike loan pilot program

The University of Victoria is dedicated to supporting and promoting sustainable transportation choices and infrastructure for the campus community, lowering emissions, and supporting healthy communities.

The goal of the Employee E-Bike Loan Pilot Program is to further accelerate sustainable transportation options for commuting to campus and across the Greater Victoria area, by incentivizing the purchase of electric bikes (E-Bikes) as a lower carbon, renewable energy, and active transportation option.

The OCPS received approval for $13,500 in funding through the Strategic Framework Impact Fund in Fall 2020 to cover the cost of the internal loan’s (max. $300,000) interest over the 2-year period.

The collected data from surveys and lived experiences from this pilot program will help determine whether E-Bikes successfully increase access to active transportation and reduce single-occupancy vehicle trips to campus. Feedback and lessons learned will inform opportunities to expand the program and/or improve it.

Pilot program overview 

The 2-year pilot program will provide up to 100 eligible UVic employees with an interest-free loan of up to $3,000 towards the purchase of an E-Bike. Loans will be re-paid over a 2-year period by payroll deduction, to cover the cost or partial cost of their E-Bike purchase.

  • Available to all regular, continuing staff and faculty
  • Participants will be asked to complete a min. 3 surveys

The pilot program has officially launched! If you'd like to learn more about the pilot and how to apply for pre-approval, check out the project webpage.