Whether you are travelling on foot, by bike, or by public transit, these tips will help you get to your destination safely on university campus.
- If you feel walking alone on campus after dark, the AMS Safewalk walking and driving teams can accompany you.
- Avoid wooded areas at night and stay in well-lit areas. If you’re out for a run, try to face oncoming traffic and wear reflective clothing.
- Headphones block out your surroundings and make it hard to be fully aware of what’s happening, so try not to use them, especially at night.
- Familiarize yourself with your routes by reviewing the Pedestrian Priority Zones at UBC and using the UBC Wayfinding tool.
- Plan your route beforehand, and know the transit schedule. Visit the UBC Campus + Community Planning website for helpful resources, including transit options on campus and TransLink’s Trip Planner.
- Choose busy and visible stops.
- Use well-lit stops and sit near the driver at night.
- Wear a helmet and reflective clothing, especially when you use the roadways.
- Familiarize yourself with the best ways to get around campus.
- Use a hardened steel U-lock around the frame and wheel to secure your bike. U-locks are available for sale at the UBC Bookstore
- Take a photo of your bike and register your bike’s serial number with Project 529. To sign up and learn more, visit the Project 529 website.
- Keep your bike safe on campus by storing it in a bike locker.