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World Car Free Day this Thursday

Oil up your bike chain and top up your bus cards… and perhaps score a free coffee as we ditch the car this World Car Free Day!

Every year on September 22 communities across the globe unite to celebrate World Car Free Day — a movement that encourages motorists to give up their cars for a day in favour of more climate-friendly modes of transport and to highlight the impact our transport choices make on greenhouse gas emissions.

Moving to more sustainable transport in and around our campuses is part of UC’s goal of reaching carbon neutral status by 2030.

Keen to get on board? Get some fresh air on a walk, bike, skate, or scoot, or chill out on the bus and avoid the stress of the traffic jam and the cost of petrol and parking. And, if you’re lucky… you might just win a spot prize for taking part!

Keep an eye out for student volunteers handing out free coffee vouchers near bus stops, bike stands and through campus on the morning of Thursday 22 September.

Learn about the different options to get to and from campus here, and together let’s think about how we can put down the car keys for the climate this Thursday!

Cheaper student bus fares now here!

Metro has launched a huge new discount for uni students. You can now save 40% off travel if you have a Tertiary Student Metrocard.

With public transport now half price across the country until January 2023, that means you can travel within Ōtautahi Christchurch for only 75 cents on the bus. Top that! 

All you need to do is order your brand new free card here (you’ll need your UC login details for this).  You’ll be notified once your card is ready to be picked up from the UCSA counter at Haere-roa on Level 2. 

To be eligible for the Tertiary Student Metrocard, you have to be enrolled at UC for at least one semester. 

The discount is a 2-year trial, so let’s make it a success and travel sustainably! 

Check out the Metrocard website for more information here.