Update on bike sharing during the pandemic
Cycling is a great way to get some outdoor exercise while maintaining a safe distance. Please keep in mind that you should be extra careful not to risk injury and further burden the health care system. Bikes are cleaned and sanitized after each use.Reserve a bike
The Sustainability Office has a few electric bicycles you may borrow if you're interested in buying one. Limitations apply. To book a bicycle or learn more, please reserve online. You need to use an @mytru.ca or @tru.ca email.
Employee e-bike discounts
The TRU Employee E-Bike Purchase program allows employees to apply for an incentive of 10 percent off the purchase value of an e-bike, up to $300 total. To assist in the purchase of higher-value bikes, employees that have permanent, full-time status may apply for financing with up to a two-year repayment period (minimum of $500 purchase price and maximum of $5,000), and employees on a contract term with TRU may apply for financing up to the end of their contract term.
There are three forms for the purchase program; not all of them are needed for every application.
- The health and wellness rebate form is used to apply for the 10 percent rebate.
- The financing application form is used to apply for payroll deductions.
- The cheque requisition form is only to be used to pay vendors directly.
More details on the finance agreement can be found within the form itself. If you want to talk about which ebike might be best for you, or want help with the details of the paperwork, please contact email@example.com.
Seasonal commuter parking pass
As a thank-you to employees for using alternative transportation, TRU is offering a seasonal commuter parking permit to cyclists. Register your bike with the Sustainability Office to be eligible for a Seasonal Commuter permit valid from Nov. 15 to Mar. 15 for either economy ($200) or general ($250) lots. To register, simply email the Sustainability Office with a picture of your bicycle and a description of where it will be parked on campus (your typical parking spot).
Cycle until mid-November, park your vehicle during winter weather, resume cycling in March, and save the equivalent of one semester of parking! Up to 100 permits are available (first-come, first-served). Register with the Sustainability Office by Nov. 10, 2021, then purchase your seasonal commuter permit on the Hangtag portal after creating a profile. The Parking Office will approve the permit request and you are able to park effective Nov. 15.
Bicycle parking cages have been installed under the stairwells in Old Main, Arts and Education, Open Learning, and Trades. All lockers store six bicycles and are available on a first-come-first-served basis to those registered. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to start the application. McGill Residence also has separate secure bicycle storage available for students who live there.
Racks are found in and around every building on campus. Check the campus map.
Shower facilities are available across campus in select buildings.