The University of Guelph's campus-wide vehicle policy includes environmentally-friendly driving practices and a set of guidelines for purchasing lower-impact vehicles.
As a result, Physical Resources has converted its employee fleet from pick-up trucks to EUVs - electric utility vehicles. These smaller golf-cart-like vehicles are powered by batteries which charge overnight. The changeover allowed the department to switch away from inefficient gasoline engines. Previous engines functed at ~29.4 L/100km (8 mpg), while our new EUV's can go all day on a single charge.
Employee Bus Pass
Both part and full-time employees of the University of Guelph have access to a discounted monthly Guelph Transit pass. The employee monthly pass is discounted 15% off the city's adult price. For more information, visit the Sustainable Transportation & Parking Services website.
Student Bus Pass
The CSA & GSA offer a semesterly bus pass allowing unlimited use of City of Guelph Transit buses. The fees for these passes are paid along with tuition. In the summer months, non-registered students living in Guelph can also apply for a summer bus pass if they are returning to classes in the fall semester. For schedules and route maps, visit the Guelph Transit website.
Carpooling & Car Shares
The university offers a discounted annual parking pass to groups of three or more people, and provides a carpool matching service. Details on the registration process are available on the Sustainable Transportation & Parking Services website.
Bikes At Work
Physical Resources staff are encouraged to use department- supplied bikes. This allows trades staff to move quickly and independently throughout the campus while providing an exercise opportunity. Employees who ride bikes are given safety training, and the bikes have been outfitted to allow the user to carry tools and small equipment.
The bikes were paid for by selling 12,000 lbs of scrap aluminum collected from various storage areas.
CSA Bike Centre
The Bike Centre, brought to you by the Central Student Association, has the tools and know-how to help you take care of your bicycle. Whether your bike is in distress, or if you want to learn more about it, drop on down. If you already know what you need to do, you can walk right in and start using their tools. There are also older bikes parts to choose from, lubricants, and tubes available for a minimal fee.
See their website for details, hours, and directions.