November 2016 - Concordia is proud to have received a silver certification from Vélo Quebec's Vélosympathique Certification for our biking facilities on the downtown campus. Check out the list of our facilities below.
As Concordians, we have many of options when it comes to getting to and from the university.
Secure Indoor Bike Parking Facility
Abandoned Bike Procedure and Bike Sweeps
Every year, Environmental Health & Safety removes abandoned bikes from the bike racks to make way for active cyclists to park. Confiscated bikes are held by security for a three-month storage period, after which they’re donated to an organization that recycles and refurbishes them. Read more about the Abandoned Bicycle Procedure.
BIXI on Campus
There are currently six BIXI stations on or near the downtown SGW Campus and two at Loyola, including a brand new station with 27 bikes between the Administrative (AD) and Communication Studies and Journalism (CJ) buildings.
Every year, from March to June, BIXI offers a discount for Concordia students, faculty and staff: 20% off an annual membership!
Cycling Groups & Resources on Campus
Concordia Cycling is an association grouping all the undergraduate cycling enthusiasts of Concordia. The main goal of the club is to provide a safe and friendly environment for weekly organized rides opened to all.
Right to Move is a non-profit organization that was started in the spring of 1997 by a group who believed bicycles are a form of transportation that should be available to all, regardless of gender, age, wealth or ethnicity.
Le Petit Vélo Rouge (LPVR) is a collectively run campus and community bike organization in Montreal. The organization was founded in 2010 with the short-term goal of repairing used bicycles for sale to students at Concordia and across Montreal campuses. Our long term goal of the project is to be a community focused bicycle repair shop at the Loyola campus.
The Concordia Library Sustainability Resource Guide is a tool for students, faculty and staff to help explore sutainability research resources. The Guide has links to biking and sustainability book and video recommendations, organizations and other literature material.
Montreal has one of the finest and affordable public transportation networks in North America - buses, metros and trains link the University to the rest of the metropolitan area, Laval, the West Island and the North and South shores.
STM online trip planner
Plan your trip by using the STM’s trip planner at stm.info
How to obtain your student discount
For information on reduced-fare transit pass at Concordia's Birks Student Service Centre
(All the transport service agencies listed here use OPUS smart cards.)
Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT)
Don’t forget, the Federal Government now gives a transit pass tax credit.
Connect with other Concordians in your area and share the gas money!
Carpooling has many advantages. It allows you to share expenses related to fuel and parking, which leads to significant savings. This way, you do not give up on comfort by radically altering your habits, but do minimize the impacts on the environment and road congestion.
Concordia Rideshare board
MyConcordia under Student Services (for students) or Auxiliary Services (for staff/faculty)
Car sharing is a great alternative to owning a car in Montreal. No expensive maintenance fees, no insurance fees, and the best part is you don’t pay for gas!
Communauto is a car sharing service that offers flexible packages based on usage. With reservation for roundtrips...Communauto OR without reservation for one-way trips...Auto-Mobile
You can find out more information and where the closest station is by visiting, www.communauto.com
Car2Go is a point A to point B car sharing service that is ideal for short trips in the downtown core. You can find out more information and where the closest car is by visiting, www.car2go.com/en/montreal
Concordia University has four Level 1 (120 v) outlets to charge electric vehicles. Two of them are located at the Loyola Campus and two are at the SGW Campus.
- One 120 v outlet at the Terrebonne Parking lot (P5)
- One 120 v outlet at the Sports Complex Parking Lot (P7)
- Two 120 v outlets at the LB Building Indoor Garage
Find more about parking at Concordia here.
EV charging stations are also available on street parking close to Concordia University. Find a station here.