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Queen's University

Transportation Practices


  •  Parking Strategy Study (2000)
  • Access to parking on Queen's Main Campus is restricted to those Queen's employees who live outside the "core zone" (the area bordered by King, Princess, Yonge and Ontario Streets). The parking permit restriction zone eases parking demand, and also helps in reducing the number of cars traveling to Main Campus.


[photo of bike rack]
  • The first bicycle racks on campus were installed in the 1960s. Today, there are more than 260 bicycle racks on campus that accommodate approximately 1,550 bicycles.
  • Bicycle racks are part of all new building and landscape renovations.
  • More than fifteen styles of bike racks have been tried and used on campus; currently, the preferred style is a hoop-style rack that can accommodate eight bicycles.
  • A recent Physical Plant Services survey indicates that 2/3 of the bicycle racks are in use during a typical work week.
  • Campus map of bike rack locations.

Shuttle Program

  • The West Campus-Main Campus Shuttle Program was developed in 2001 as an alternative to the creation of more main campus surface parking, and to avoid unnecessary conversion of green space to parking lots.
  • A joint project with Kingston General Hospital, the shuttle service provides transportation from West Campus parking lots (already in existence and, before 2001, underutilized) to Main Campus and Kingston General Hospital sites. Approximately 50% of shuttle riders would otherwise require parking on or around Main Campus.


  • The Carpool Program, launched in 2001, allows two or more riders to share a Main Campus parking permit

Parking and Transportation Initiatives.

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