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Cycling and Public Transit

Cycling

In partnership with the Sustainability Office, we are pleased to offer a number of resources for cycling commuters on campus. These include open bike racks, secure bike storage facilities, and on the Waterloo campus, an on-campus bikeshare program. 

For more information about the cycling initiative, see Sustainability's Alternative Transporation page.

On-Campus Bike Share Program

The station is located on University Ave. and the key box is located inside at Laurier's Theatre Auditorium. There are eight bikes available, which can be accessed only with a Community Access Bikeshare (CAB) membership during the season of May to November (student discounts are available through CAB). Members must swipe their membership card at the key box and input a PIN to unlock a bike. Bikes can be returned to any station with available spots. 

Secure Bike Storage Facility

The secure bike storage on the Waterloo campus is located on the south side of MacDonald House (beside lot 16) for up to 25 bikes. This is a gated facility allowing users entry using a key fob system.

To purchase a fob on a per-term basis (prices pro-rated as needed), a $10 deposit is required. This deposit is refunded upon the return of the key fob in working physical condition.

Cost

$8 per term plus the $10 deposit. Note: The student cost is subsidized by the Sustainability fee included with tuition. The deposit fee is only accepted in cash.

Apply

To apply, please read and complete the Waterloo Secure Bike Storage Rental Application Form and bring payment in the form of cash or cheque to the Parking and Transportation Resources Office at 202 Regina, second floor, room R237. Deposit must be in cash only.

The secure bike storage on the Brantford campus is located in the Expositor Place parking garage. This is a gated facility allowing users entry using a key fob system.

To purchase a fob on a per-term basis, a $10 deposit is required. This deposit is refunded upon the return of the key fob in working physical condition.

Cost

$8 per term plus the $10 deposit. Note: The student cost is subsidized by the Sustainability fee included with tuition. The deposit fee is only accepted in cash.

Apply

To apply, please read and complete the Brantford Secure Bike Storage Rental Application Form and bring payment to Service Laurier Brantford in Grand River Hall.

Public Transit

Laurier’s Waterloo Campus is fortunate enough to be served by or located in proximity to a large number of transit systems, enabling easy travel to and from campus.

Grand River Transit (GRT)

All full-time undergraduate students at Laurier’s Waterloo Campus may enjoy unlimited transit travel with their OneCard. Simply use your OneCard when boarding Grand River Transit buses, sit back and enjoy the ride. Whether you're living on or off campus, GRT serves the Waterloo, Kitchener, and Cambridge areas with routes that run frequently to all the places you want to go.

GO Transit

GO Transit Student ID

Full-time Laurier students are eligible for GO Transit student fares. ID cards can be obtained online by visiting GO Transit’s Student ID page and submitting a Student ID Request.  This card allows for travel at a discounted rate for the period of full-time study and must be renewed each academic year.

GO Transit offers a bus route (Route 25) from Laurier’s Waterloo Campus to Square One in Mississauga. The 25F runs exclusively on weekends to York University. GO Bus tickets, PRESTO cards and PRESTO loads may be purchased at the GO Transit ticket booth (Ticketing Vending Machine) located on University Ave. in front of Clara Conrad Residence.

For more information on GO Transit https://www.gotransit.com/en/stations-stops-parking/find-a-station-or-stop/results?stationCode=00001 or https://www.gotransit.com/en/contact-us/contact-us.

GO Transit also offers bus and train service between downtown Kitchener and downtown Toronto.

Greyhound Bus Lines

Greyhound Canada offers several trips a day to Toronto’s Union Station as well as service to Woodstock, London and Guelph. A discounted student rate is available to those who show the ticket agent their student card. Greyhound bus service may be accessed at the Kitchener Bus Terminal by taking GRT Route 7, 8 (either direction), or 200. On campus, tickets are available at International News in the Fred Nichols Campus Centre.

VIA Rail

VIA Rail operates out of the Kitchener Train Station located near the intersection of Weber Street and Victoria Street with service to destinations across Southwestern Ontario and more.

Brantford Transit

Brantford Transit runs bus service around Brantford.

Greyhound Bus Lines

Greyhound Canada offers services to Toronto and beyond. The Brantford bus depot is located at 64 Darling St. in downtown Brantford.

GO Transit

As of September 2016, GO Transit is planning to offer all-day bus service between downtown Brantford and McMaster University in Hamilton and the GO train station in Aldershot.

GO Transit Student ID

Full-time Laurier students are eligible for GO Transit student fares. ID cards can be obtained online by visiting GO Transit’s Student ID page and submitting a Student ID Request.  This card allows for travel at a discounted rate for the period of full-time study and must be renewed each academic year.

VIA Rail

VIA Rail offers train service to Toronto and beyond. The Brantford train station is located at 5 Wadsworth Street.

  • More information on getting to and around Brantford can be found on the official Tourism Brantford website

Grand River Transit (GRT)

All full-time undergraduate students at Laurier’s Waterloo Campus or the Faculty of Social Work in Kitchener may enjoy unlimited transit travel with their OneCard. Simply use your OneCard when boarding Grand River Transit buses, sit back and enjoy the ride. GRT serves the Waterloo, Kitchener, and Cambridge areas with routes that run frequently to all the places you want to go.

GO Transit

GO Transit Student ID

Full-time Laurier students are eligible for GO Transit student fares. ID cards can be obtained online by visiting GO Transit’s Student ID page and submitting a Student ID Request.  This card allows for travel at a discounted rate for the period of full-time study and must be renewed each academic year. 

GO Transit offers bus and train service between downtown Kitchener and downtown Toronto.

GO Transit also offers a bus route (Route 25) from Laurier’s Waterloo Campus to Square One in Mississauga. 

Greyhound Bus Lines

Greyhound Canada offers several trips a day to Toronto’s Union Station as well as service to Woodstock, London and Guelph. A discounted student rate is available to those who show the ticket agent their student card. Greyhound bus service and tickets may be accessed at the Kitchener Bus Terminal in downtown Kitchener.

VIA Rail

VIA Rail operates out of the Kitchener Train Station, located near downtown at the intersection of Weber Street and Victoria Street, with service to destinations across Southwestern Ontario and more.