What we do

Transportation Planning has many functions which help us meet our mandate and pursue our mission of providing sustainable transportation options. We play a critical role in the day-to-day functioning of the university by addressing acute and long term transportation issues.

Strategic Planning
Transportation Planning takes a holistic view of transportation for the UBC Vancouver campus.  Every five years we renew the Strategic Transportation Plan.  The renewal process includes extensive community consultation, priority identification, and goal setting.  The STP is informed by the Official Community Plan.

Transportation Planning conducts research related to land use, transportation planning, and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) with an emphasis on campus transportation management. We conduct research on best practices and case studies in order to inform our own programs.  We also conduct research in the form of traffic counts, and transportation surveys to monitor travel trends, opinions, and satisfaction. See the plans and research page for more information.

Program Management
Many transportation programs are run or coordinated by Transportation Planning, including U-Pass, Emergency Ride Home, and the Employer Pass Program.  We work with many partners such as the AMS, TransLink, and the Jack Bell Rideshare to ensure a variety of dependable and useful transportation options are available to UBC community members. See your transportation options for more information.

Liaison Work
Transportation Planning works with organizations on and off campus to explore new transportation options and to improve programs and services.

Capital Investment
Transportation Planning manages the bicycle infrastructure plan for the University.  The investment program brings in new End of Trip Facilities (EOTF) for cycling. This includes racks, secure bike storage, showers, and lockers.

Marketing and Outreach
In addition to providing and developing transportation options, Transportation Planning makes efforts to get information to people who need it. We run and participate in many events, and also distribute posters and postcards.

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

UBC Transportation Planning
3 South, 2260 West Mall
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada

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