Whether you walk, bike, drive, bus, or even scooter, commuting to campus is something thousands of Red River College staff, faculty and students do every day. For this reason we’re excited to launch the first phase of Red River College’s Transportation Plan. This is the first time the College has taken an integrated and long-range approach to how transportation programs and services are delivered.
The Transportation Plan, Phase 1 is rooted in the College’s strategic goal of Fostering Sustainable Growth as the plan addresses the social, economic and the environmental pillars of sustainability.
Transportation emissions account for approximately 30% of Manitoba’s greenhouse gas emissions. As an institution committed to sustainability, we take our responsibility to reduce our environmental impacts seriously. The plan contains a variety of actions to promote alternative transportation commute modes and to create more flexibility in commuting decisions. Some actions include:
- Installing bike lockers at the Notre Dame Campus to give students and staff a weather-protected and secure place to park their bikes;
- Adding air and repair stations at our two main campuses for students, staff and the broader community to conduct basic bike maintenance;
- Introducing flexible parking options for staff;
- Promoting carpool matches and active transportation “buddies” through the soon-to-be unveiled GoManitoba.
Feedback from students and staff has been instrumental in shaping this plan. We’re engaging the college community as we roll out Phase 1 and will continue to seek student and staff input as we shape future transportation initiatives. We want to hear from you!
Staff are invited to attend a lunch and learn (or watch online) on Thursday, June 8th from 12pm – 1pm in eTV Studio, NDC to learn more about this exciting initiative.
Happy travels. 🙂
The Transportation Plan is collaborative initiative of Parking Services, Ancillary Services and the Sustainability Office.