Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.44
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Victoria
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Neil Connelly
Director, Campus Planning & Sustainability
Office of Campus Planning & Sustainability
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
UVic Campus Bike Centre

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

The new UVic Campus Bike Centre serves the campus cycling community and visitors with covered bike parking for 234 bikes (horizontal and vertical racks, plus bike lockers), equipment lockers, benches and an expanded, renovated space for the SPOKES bicycle program. Racks are free for everyone to use, and lockers available for rent on a semester by semester basis ($40 for bike lockers and $10 for equipment). SPOKES is a unique bicycle recycling program where volunteers refurbished bikes and make them available to loan to students, staff and faculty.

The centre is open 24/7 in a well lit, centrally located, convenient location at the west end of the University Centre underground parkade, formerly occupied by 28 premium paid vehicle parking spots. Watch a video of our grand opening to learn more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6nbgqQCnos&feature=youtu.be.

The bike centre with its central location, amenities and services for cyclists highlights the important role that cycling has at UVic in reducing motor vehicle traffic and parking demand.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

The Campus Bike Centre opened in November 2013, so it is early to formally assess the measurable outcomes, but it has been extremely well received and is being used by many cyclists on a regular basis. UVic can already boast close to a 9% cycling transportation modal split, and it is planned that the investment the university has made in this new infrastructure to support cycle commuting will incease this share even more in the months and years to come.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research No
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement No
Air & Climate Yes
Buildings No
Dining Services No
Energy No
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation Yes
Waste No
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work Yes
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

The new UVic Campus Bike Centre serves the campus cycling community and visitors with covered bike parking for 234 bikes (horizontal and vertical racks, plus bike lockers), equipment lockers, benches and an expanded, renovated space for the SPOKES bicycle program. Racks are free for everyone to use, and lockers available for rent on a semester by semester basis ($40 for bike lockers and $10 for equipment). SPOKES is a unique bicycle recycling program where volunteers refurbished bikes and make them available to loan to students, staff and faculty.

The centre is open 24/7 in a well lit, centrally located, convenient location at the west end of the University Centre underground parkade, formerly occupied by 28 premium paid vehicle parking spots. Watch a video of our grand opening to learn more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6nbgqQCnos&feature=youtu.be.

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