Alternative Transportation Options

Transit

SFU's Burnaby campus is served by four bus routes: the 95 B-line (formerly 135), 143, 144, and 145. For more information on routes, scheduling, etc. please see Translink’s webpage.

Students have access to UPass, a discounted bus pass. More information is available at the Student Services UPass information page.

Electric Vehicles

SFU's Burnaby campus currently has two different types of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations on campus. There is no additional charge to use the station, however the Permit or Daily Rate required in each lot remains in effect for the EV Reserved stalls. 

Level 1 Charging Outlets: 

SFU has Level 1 charging outlets in the 6000 level of the West Parkade, and are available to any Indoor permit holder or daily parker. These Level 1 Charging Outlets are smart outlets which require a user provided cord, and will provide approximately 8km of range for each hour charged. 

Level 2 Charging Stations: 

SFU currently has four Chargepoint Electric Vehicle Charging Stations on campus. These level 2 charging stations require a credit card to activate the chargers, but there is no additional charge to use them.

Who is eligible to use each station?

Level 1 Level 2  Level 2  Level 2  Level 2 
West Parkade 6000 Level East Parking Nelson Way South Parkade P1 Strand Hall Lot
  • Daily Parkers
  • Indoor Permit Holders
  • Daily Parkers
  • Outdoor Permit Holders
  • Indoor Permit Holders
  • Daily Parkers
  • Outdoor Permit Holders
  • Indoor Permit Holders
  • Daily Parkers
  • Indoor Permit Holders
  • VPP Script Holders
  • Strand Hall Lot Permit Holders

  • Additional charging stations are also available within the P1 Level of UniverCity's Cornerstone building. Please note that these stalls are not managed by SFU Parking & Sustainable Mobility Services, and SFU Permits are not considered valid in this area. 

     

    Campus Community Shuttle

    Details on SFU's Campus Community Shuttle can be found here

    Car Sharing

    Car sharing services provide vehicles for a fee to invidivuals for short term use. 

    Two car sharing companies have partnered with SFU Parking and Sustainable Mobility to bring their vehicles to SFU's Burnaby campus: EVO, and Modo.

    Evo has reserved stalls in the West Parkade, and in the Upper Level of East Parking; Evo overflow parking is designated to the rooftop level of the West Parkade, and to the lower levels of the East Parking Lot.

    Modo is located in the Residence Main Lot.  

    Carpooling

    Carpooling is an arrangement between two or more people to share a ride to/from work/school on an ongoing basis. 

    Carpooling Options:
    TransLink now has a partnership with two Carpooling companies: Poparide and Liftango. You must sign up using your @sfu.ca email to ensure you are linked with the SFU community (the page might say for students but it applies to students, faculty, and staff).

    We also encourage you to communicate with your co-workers and fellow students to see if there is a an opportunity to carpool with peers in your immediate area. You may want to reach out to friends or colleagues regarding carpooling or carsharing (see below) through local car share providers. Print out a map and everyone interested in carpooling can put a sticker on the map to show the general area they are commuting from. It’s a good first step in setting up a carpool.

    Carpooling Safety Tips:
    To ensure a safe carpooling experience, for both driver and passenger(s), we recommend you:

    • Try to arrange for a group carpool (e.g. carpool with more than one passenger).
    • Arrange for pick-up/drop-off at safe location.
    • Passengers should sit in the back seat.
    • If you are concerned about your safety, call 911.

    Ride Hailing (Uber Equivalent)

    At this time SFU does not have any ridesharing specific regulations for companies such as Uber. All vehicles on campus are subject to the same Parking regulations. 

    Cycling

    SFU has a small but vibrant cycling community. Some people ride up and down the mountain, some take the bus up and ride down, and some come specifically to SFU to enjoy the mountain biking trails. Various resources exist including:

    Walking

    Although there are no sidewalks leading to the SFU campus, there is a well developed trail network in the Burnaby Mountain conservation area.

    These trails are not on SFU property and we recommend you use caution. These trails are not lit and we do not recommend using them at night.