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Campus Sustainability Office


Transportation 
The University of Winnipeg is continuously working to provide a variety of alternative transportation resources to its students, staff and faculty. Accordingly, we have published some information regarding the different alternative transportation options available on campus, so we encourage the UWinnipeg community to review and take advantage of these great resources whenever possible!

The goals of the University of Winnipeg Sustainable Transportation Policy [PDF] include encouraging the development and adoption by students, administration, staff and faculty, of modes of transportation that:

  • Reduce consumption of fossil fuels used for transportation
  • Reduce the material and resource-use intensity of transportation
  • Reduce and eventually eliminate discharges of toxic substances, wastes, and pollution, including GHG emissions
  • Increase equity of access to transportation services

Below is a list of all the different alternative transportation resources that are available to UWinnipeg students, staff and faculty.

Bicycle Infrastructure on Campus

The University of Winnipeg has three primary types of bike parking available to students, staff and faculty members throughout campus: (1) Secured bike parking; (2) Underground bike parking; and (3) Open-Access Outdoor bike parking

                                                      (1) Secured-Access Bike Parking:

Duckworth Centre


The Duckworth Centre Parkade (approximately 20 spaces). Those interested in gaining access to the secured bike parking at this location are asked to register through Leslie Uhryniuk by completing & submitting a Bike Parking Application Form.



McFeetors Hall



Bike Cage at McFeetors Hall (approximately 30 spaces, with room to expand). Located in front of the main building entrance. Those interested in gaining access to the secured bike parking at this location are asked to register through Leslie Uhryniuk by completing & submitting a Bike Parking Application Form.



AnX 

Bike Cage at the AnX (approximately 40 spaces). Located in the AnX building. Access is only available to staff and faculty who work in the AnX complex. Those interested in gaining access to the secured bike parking at this location are asked to register through Brian, the building manager, via email.




(2) Underground Bike Parking

RecPlex
The RecPlex Parkade (Approximately 20 spaces). Located in the basement underneath the Recplex. This is an ideal location for winter riders. Those interested in gaining access to this bike parking facility are asked to register through Leslie Uhryniuk by completing & submitting a Bike Parking Application Form.




                                                     (3) Open-Access Outdoor Bike Parking

Bike Lab



Main Campus (approximately 200 spaces). Located in ‘B-Lot’ beside the Bike Lab [nearby the interior courtyard entrance to Centennial Hall]. No prior registration is required in order to gain access; availability is on a ‘first-come-first served’ basis.




Science Complex
Science Complex & Richardson College for the Environment (approximately 60 spaces). Bike racks are located at the front of the building along Portage Avenue, with a few others positioned along Langside. No prior registration is required in order to gain access; availability is on a ‘first-come-first served’ basis.


Buhler Centre


Buhler Building (approximately 15 spaces). Bike racks are located at the front of the building along Portage Avenue. No prior registration is required in order to gain access; availability is on a ‘first-come-first served’ basis.






Showers and Change-Rooms


One way UWinnipeg hopes to encourage biking as an alternative transportation on campus is by offering the students, staff and faculty access to facilities with showers & change-room for individuals to use after their commute.

The Science Complex & Richardson College for the Environment currently has two separate locations with these facilities – 0RC12 and 0RC09 – both of which are available at no cost and are open to all students, staff and faculty.

The Duckworth Centre also has change rooms available. Individuals who have registered for secure bike parking in Duckworth Centre Parkade may gain access to their showers for $2/month.


The Winnipeg Car Co-Op

Winnipeg Car Co-opThe Winnipeg Car Co-op is a carsharing service that is a practical alternative to helps you meet your transportation needs off campus while allowing you to commute by transit, cycling, and walking. Joining a car-share means having access to a fleet of vehicles 24 hours a day and only having to pay for what you use.  Save thousands of dollars a year off the cost of owning and operating a vehicle – gain all the convenience without the cost!


To access the vehicles parked on campus, you can apply to become a member of Peg City Car Co-op or sign up as a 'Casual Driver'. Memberships are available to individuals as well as to departments. Departments can use the carshare car as a replacement for a company fleet vehicle. For departments, people sharing billing codes, or individuals willing to share an invoice are able to join the carshare under one membership and add drivers to a shared account. Departments will receive a monthly invoice, with details of costs broken down according to driver. Drivers also receive a record of their trip by filling out our in-car trip log

All bookings are conveniently made online and managed using specialized in-car hardware, and members of the co-op pay for usage on an hourly and per kilometre rate. At the end of a booking, vehicles are returned to the same parking spot (like a library book that you borrow and then return). Car-sharing software logs the duration and distance you drove to calculate your monthly billing.


Eligibility Requirements

-Be at least 18 years old;
-Currently hold a Manitoba 5F class license or an Out of Province equivalent;
-No speeding convictions 30km above speed limit within the last 3 years;
-Maximum 4 minor driving infractions within the last 3 years;
-No more than one (1) at-fault accident in the past 3 years; and
-Have no criminal driving charges

For complete information about fees, locations of vehicles and member eligibility criteria, visit the Winnipeg Car Co-Op website or send them an email to learn more about this amazing service!


Winnipeg Transit Resources

The University of Winnipeg encourages students, staff and faculty to take advantage of its urban downtown location by utilising the great resources made available by The City of Winnipeg and Winnipeg Transit.

Here you will find a comprehensive list of all bus numbers, stops and routes that are located near the University, including the scheduled times for each station. Additionally, Winnipeg Transit offers a great interactive online route-planner, called Navigo, for anyone interested in using public transportation throughout the city - simply type in your origin address, your destination and the time you wish to depart!


The ‘U-Pass’

The U-Pass is a universal bus pass program where students pay a fee at the beginning of each term and receive a bus pass that is valid for the entire academic year (September – April). With a U-Pass, all students at the University of Winnipeg will be able to access Winnipeg Transit services any time, anywhere across the city. The program will begin Fall 2016.

The U-Pass will reduce the cost for all students to use transit from September to April. Without the U-Pass, the current cost of a monthly post-secondary bus pass is $67.75, while the total cost for purchasing monthly bus passes from September to April is $542.

Under the new U-Pass program, the maximum cost for a bus pass would be $260 and would only increase each year at the rate of inflation. All students will pay for the U-Pass at the beginning of the year and would be valid from September to April.

Currently, Opt-Outs will be available to two groups of students:

  • Students who live outside the Winnipeg Transit service area – if a student lives outside Winnipeg, e.g. Stonewall, Carman, Lorette
  • Students with accessibility needs – if a student is unable to use Winnipeg Transit and/or uses Handi-Transit

If you want to know more or get in touch to see how you can help, please email the President of the UWSA, or call 204.786.9778. Another great way to get in touch is by visiting the UWSA office to chat. Want more detailed information on the U-Pass initiative? Read more here.