Update on Bike Sharing
The Sustainability Office understands that getting outside is important. Cycling is a great way to get outside and get some exercise while maintaining distances as recommended by health authorities. But please keep in mind that while cycling everyone needs to be extra conservative and careful as to not risk injury and further burden the health care system. Bikes will be cleaned and sanitized after each use. Bikes can only be rented on a weekly basis, and must be picked up Tuesdays from noon to 2 p.m., and dropped Mondays between noon and 2 p.m. Please be on time.Reserve a bike
Cycling is a healthy and inexpensive way to commute to campus.
The Sustainability Office has several bikes that can be reserved online. You need to use either an @mytru.ca or @tru.ca email.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, you are asked to return bikes on Mondays between noon and 2 p.m. so they can be cleaned and disinfected. You can then pick up a bike on Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. Please arrive to return or pick up a bike within the two-hour window as this is the only time staff are available. If you cannot adhere to these times, please email the TRU Sustainability Office at firstname.lastname@example.org; failure to do so may result in suspension from using the bike share system.
You must supply your own helmet, as is required in BC whenever riding a bicycle. Locks are supplied with all TRU bikes and are highly recommended to use at all times. If something breaks or needs attention on the bike, please contact email@example.com as soon as possible. Do not leave a bike outside overnight — even if it is locked.
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 and employees on a contract term with TRU may apply for financing up to the end of their contract term.
The same bike locks used on our bike share, Tapbike, are being offered to employees while stock lasts. As the locks don’t fit on every bicycle, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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 and the smart lock program.
- 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, 2019 to Mar. 15, 2020 for either economy ($200) or general ($250) lots.
Cycle until mid-November, park 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 by Sept. 30, then purchase your Seasonal Commuter permit at the parking desk in the Bookstore.
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.