We are creating a transportation hub focused at the University of Ottawa. Our goal is to create sustainable transportation alternatives for every campus community member. Our goal is to create sustainable transportation alternatives for every campus community member.
Sustainable transportation tips
Alternative and active transportation options have positive impacts for your health and for the planet.
Ditch your car
Using public transit and sustainable transportation can save you thousands of dollars each year.
Work from home
On days that you absolutely do not have to be on campus, take advantage of working from home and reducing carbon emissions.
Walking is the most sustainable form of transportation over short distances. The University of Ottawa has created a pedestrian friendly campus, prioritizing accessible walking spaces and connections between buildings.
- Foot patrol
is a safe walk program offered to anyone in the university community. They offer a safe and inclusive environment for you to use while you walk at night.
Cycling is one of the best ways to commute to and from the University of Ottawa. The University has created many opportunities to ride around campus safely.
- Bike racks
The University provides 170 bicycle racks across the campus; these racks are available to anyone who wishes to use them. You can read about uOttawa's or take a look at the .
- Secure bike parking
The Parking and Sustainable Transportation division also offers two at Montpetit Hall and Desmarais Garage for all students, staff and faculty members.
- Winter bike racks
The University of Ottawa encourages winter cycling by ploughing around certain bike racks to keep them going during the winter. Please consult our , but if you have suggestions for more winter cycling rack locations, send us a message with a picture of the location.
- Public bike repair stations
In case you run into troubles with your bike on campus, there several on the main campus and one at the Roger Guindon campus.
- Bike Co-op
The University of Ottawa Student Union run the , an inclusive DIY space for beginners as well as experts, well-equipped with tools and expertise needed to repair or build a bicycle.
Moving to and from the campus isn't always done by active transportation. A variety of options are available to move you around in a sustainable manner.
The is a discounted transit pass offered to students in the OC Transpo service area, as well as in Gatineau. The U-pass works on buses and on the Ottawa light rail.
- Shuttle bus
The operates between the main campus, 200 Lees, and the Roger Guindon campus. You can consult . It is free to use for campus community members.
Sometimes using a car is just the easiest way to travel. But there are still ways of being environmentally conscious while using a car.
- Electric vehicle parking
Do you drive an Electric Vehicle? Take advantage of reserved parking and Level 1 and charge your vehicle!
- Car pooling
The University of Ottawa offers a variety of perks to encourage you to carpool to campus. Check out a waiting for you.
- Car share
is a great alternative to owning and maintaining a personal vehicle! The Parking and Sustainable Transportation Office has partnered with VRTUCAR to make car sharing available right on campus.