UCW is ideally located near public transit. In fact, students arriving at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) might never need to drive. The UCW Vancouver House Campus is conveniently close to two adjacent active travel paths, rapid transit and express bus service within a 10 minute walk, as well as a shuttle that supports both bike and wheelchairs to our door, and a foot ferry that also supports cyclists.
Transportation is responsible for approximately half of the climate emissions created in the City of Vancouver. The car also contributes to public health crises, including respiratory disease caused by microscopic particulate emissions (learn more about PM2.5 here) from combustion and tire particles. The automobile also consumes more than 2% of our land mass for roads & parking. Over-all, transportation is one of the more important sustainability issues of our time.
UCW manages our transportation footprint by:
- Ensuring that our community is aware of transit options
(rail, bus and boat)
- Encouraging and facilitating self-propelled modes of commuting
(walk, run, bike)
- Where possible, reducing the amount of travel required by staff and students
(remote work and study).
Our Sustainable Transportation Policy can be found here.
If you need to drive to UCW, we won’t hold it against you, but we will encourage you to get an electric vehicle or carpool as health restrictions allow.
UCW has an active working group that considers issues of policy and Transportation Demand Management (TDM). This group reviews your comments and directs them to the appropriate party. They also make recommendations to the Executive Committee.
Current TDM Working Group Members include:
- Ed Bagg – VP Operations & IT Services
- Herneet Dhillon – Executive Director, People & Culture
- Adrian Mitescu – Director, Institutional Accountability