The University of Alberta works closely with the local governments to deliver affordable and sustainable transit options for students, staff and faculty. Carefully managing transportation and parking issues is crucial to the continued growth of the university’s four campuses. The university’s comprehensive transportation demand management program encourages the use of public transit, cycling and walking, and deters reliance on single occupant automobiles. Increasing sustainable transit options makes working and living on campus easier for all.
- Completed a Travel Demand Management study in 2007; this study is currently being updated
- When the Universal Bus Pass (U-Pass) was introduced in 2007, the Edmonton LRT's overall ridership increased by 12 per cent
- The Students’ Union and the Augustana Campus Students’ Association both operate bicycle sharing programs
- The purchase of hybrid vehicles and solar-powered electric grounds carts is reducing the vehicle fleet’s greenhouse gas emissions
- The Students’ Union’s Safewalk service helps ensure the safety of pedestrians and LRT-users at night
- The university has implemented a vehicle idling reduction campaign
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Did You Know?
The University of Alberta is the only North American university with four LRT or subway stops within its campus: Enterprise Square, University, Health Sciences and South Campus.
In 2015, the University of Alberta was connected to MacEwan University and NAIT by the new Metro Line.