The UBC Accessibility Shuttle is a free, shared ride service available by reservation for individuals with conditions that impact their mobility (faculty, staff, students and visitors), from designated stops around the central pedestrian areas of campus. The Accessibility Shuttle serves areas that can otherwise only be accessed by foot (i.e. areas with limited vehicle access and parking). Each UBC building in the service area is within 100 metres of a shuttle stop.
The shuttle program was launched in May, 2018, and ridership has been increasing over the summer and fall. To provide enhanced service to the UBC community, the shuttle is now offering same-day pickups. Riders are still encouraged to book in advance if possible, as rides are first-come, first serviced, and dependent on availability.
The new UBC Bus Exchange located off Wesbrook Mall at University Boulevard partially opens on March 6. Bus stops from the old bus loop, including the 99 B-Line, will relocate temporarily to Wesbrook Mall on March 6.
Impacted bus stops include the 25, 33, 41, 43, 49, 99 B-Line, and 480. The stops will relocate until construction of the new UBC Bus Exchange is completed in May, 2017. The 99 B-Line stop will move to the entrance of the new UBC Bus Exchange.
The sidewalks along Student Union Blvd and Wesbrook Mall are now closed. Detour routes around the Student Recreation Centre and new Aquatic Centre are provided as shown in the map. The old bus loop is the site of the future Gage South student residence.
TransLink will be moving to its fall service schedule starting on Sept. 7. Several UBC routes will have additional trips during peak hours, as well as increased NightBus service between downtown Vancouver and UBC.
Effective Monday, March 30, UBC parkade operations are changing. All parkades will use a virtual pay and park system. This means removing the gates and equipment at parkade entrances and exits, with daily paying visitors being able to pay for parking at ticket machines located around the parkade. In addition, the Flexsaver payment system is changing.