Transportation

Overview

Sustainable transportation is important to McMaster University. Several alternative methods of commuting are made available across campus for students, faculty and staff. Explore alternate modes of commuting on and around campus, and other Sustainability initiatives through the links on the left of the page.

Get in on the Act!

Created in 2002, the ACT Office (All-modes Commuting & Transportation) existed to inspire McMaster faculty, staff and students to bike, hike, take transit and share the ride to campus.

In November 2008, the ACT Office transformed into the Office of Sustainability where initiatives relating to sustainable transportation will continue to thrive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 24, 2017

News and Events


Electric Car Charging Stations

McMaster University campus is now home to over 15 electric vehicles (EV's) as well as charging stations. Check back soon for updates, as the Office of Sustainability is working with Security and Parking Services in developing campus-wide policies for use.


Bike to Work Day 2017

Bike to Work with us on Monday, May 29th! Last year we saw over 200 commuters make a more sustainable choice to get to campus. Join other commuters at Hamilton City Hall to kick off the month-long celebration of cycling known as Bike Month! Check out the event information here.


SoBi Bikes a Sustainable Success!

McMaster has been home to 6 new bike share stations as part of the SoBi Hamilton Bike Share program. Students, faculty and staff are able to purchase are able to purchase discounted memberships to the bike share program.

Since the bike launch there have been 46,000 trips to/from campus, with the Student Centre being the most-used hub in the city! Over 400 people have taken advantage of the McMaster membership discount. Bike to Work Day 2017 is coming Monday, May 29th - a great time to try a bike!

You can find all the information you need to learn about SoBi, sign up for a membership, get your McMaster discount, and find the hubs you may want to use HERE. Happy cycling!


The Flex Pass

To encourage staff, faculty and students to take a sustainable mode of transportation, Security & Parking Services has introduced the Flex Pass- a ten visit reloadable parking pass. Flex Passes expire 12 months from the date of purchase, and can be used for many lots on campus. For the fair-weather cyclist or the potential walker who occasionally has off campus meetings, or for anyone who drives to campus nine times or less each month, the Flex Pass provides a more sustainable option for on-campus parking.

Where to Park:
All gated lots with the exception of Lot A, Lot B & Lot D.

Cost:
$90 for 10 entry/exits

How to Purchase:
Attend the Parking Office, located in the E.T. Clark Centre, Room 102. Make payment by cash, credit, debit, or cheque.

Learn more here