Cycling

Did you know personal vehicles are the #1 source of emissions in London, Ontario? Cycling is a great way for individuals and communities to reduce emissions and choose a healthy and sustainable mode of transportation. 

Cycling is an important part of the Western community! Coming in from along the Thames River, the Thames Valley Parkway connects with University Drive and creates a beautiful gateway onto Western's campus for cyclists.

Western's Open Space Strategy describes the university's goals for sustainable transportation on campus. The strategy references several "Big Moves" that serve to turn the Vision and Principles into physical reality on campus, including the move to complete the bicycle network and establish a comprehensive network of safe bike routes. 

Campus Cycling Resources

New in 2020, Parking Services now provides Bike Shelter and Lockers for rent! These secure parking options can help prevent bike theft and enable more people in the campus community to choose cycling as their primary mode of transportation. Please visit the Parking Services website for rates, permits, and other details.

Western's campus has numerous covered and uncovered bike racks, as well as several public shower locations, shown on the Bike and Shower Map. Please note, as part of an anti-theft initiative, some of these bike racks have been moved.

Campus Police have a helpful list of tips and resources for Bike Protection on their website. Campus Police also have an annual Bike Sale in the spring - make sure to follow their social media and news stories for information about each year's bike sale!

London and Community Cycling Resources

The City of London provides various cycling resources on their website, including the 2020 Bike Map showing paths and bike lanes throughout the city. 

In the community, London Cycle Link's Squeaky Wheel Co-op is a volunteer-supported, self-serve bike repair shop that is welcoming and accessible to everyone. Visit their website for more information about how the repair shop works, and check their page on used bikes for affordable, ready-to-ride bikes. 

Western Active Transportation Society (WATS) is a multidisciplinary group of Western faculty, staff and students who are passionate about researching and promoting safe cycling and walking as a means of transportation. Cycling and walking is fun, and research clearly shows that it is good for body, brain, society and environment! Join WATS here.