Bicycling

Bicycle Parking

UAlberta offers free bicycle parking on all campuses. Two secure bike parking facilities are offered on North Campus. These facilities offer you additional security by providing covered bike racks within a secure enclosure in the Education Car Park and the Stadium Car Park. 

Bike cages require you to register and purchase a monthly or yearly permit ($10/month) to gain access. Please visit Parking Services at Lister Centre with your picture ID to purchase a permit. 

Bicycle Sharing

The Bike Library was set up in 2005 by Sustain SU. It allows members of the university community to borrow bikes for free (requiring only a small cash deposit). The Office of Sustainability provided funding to help expand the bicycle library on North Campus and to hire a part-time bike mechanic responsible for fleet maintenance.

Deterring Theft

Cyclists can register their bicycle's serial number with 529 Garage to make it more likely a stolen bike will be recovered by police. Registration kits can be found at University of Alberta Protective Services (UAPS) or the Bike Library & Workshop. Alternatively, cyclists can download a smartphone app to record the make, model, serial number and take photos of their bike.

UAPS recommends cyclists decrease the chance of being targeted for theft by using a U-Lock and securing their bike frame properly to a properly anchored bicycle rack.

Bicycle Plan

The Bicycle Plan is a part of the University’s Long Range Development Plan (LRDP, 2002). The LRDP recognizes bicycles as valid means of transportation and intra-campus circulation tools. The LRDP includes such things as bicycle access to all parts of campus, connections from campus to the City of Edmonton’s bicycle networks, ample bicycle parking on campus, and restriction of vehicle access to campus.

Some initiatives that encourage bicycle use at the University of Alberta include:

  • Free bike checks, supported by the Sustain SU Bike Library mechanic, occur at several events throughout the year
  • Campus Security offers bicycle registration stickers and bicycle security tips
  • New vertical bicycle racks were installed at the East Campus Village Graduate Residence
  • Additional bike racks have been added to completed new construction projects, including at the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science, the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy , and the Saville Community Sports Centre

Bicycling Maps

Bicycles are permitted on any road in Edmonton. Cycle-friendly facilities, such as bicycle lanes and shared-use lanes, are continually being integrated into the city infrastructure. Online maps highlighting over 390 km of current cycle-friendly paths and roadways can help plan your ride.

Visit edmonton.ca/bikemap to plan your climate-friendly commute.