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Transportation & Parking

Carpooling and Car-share

Whether carpooling with another student or staff member, or using Camosun's new Zipcar car-share service, it is easier than ever to get to and from campus.

NEW Carpool spaces are reserved for those with registered carpool permits all day, not just until 9am. More convenience for carpoolers!

Carpooling

Save money on gas, share the cost of parking, and score priority parking in designated carpool spots. Here's how:

  1. Find a Carpool Buddy.
  2. Fill out the Carpool Registration Form PDF - Please note that the first information block on the registration form is for Permit Holders, who will be the individual responsible for the associated group’s carpool permit. Permit Holders will be the carpooling group’s point of contact with the office of Transportation & Parking.
  3. Bring carpool registration, Camosun ID, and license plate number to the Campus Cashier.
  4. Obtain the carpool permit and display clearly in vehicle while parking at Camosun.
  5. Enjoy the prime parking spaces, save money by sharing costs, and reduce your carbon footprint.

Note Obtaining a carpool permit does not guarantee a space will be available. If no spaces are available, please use general parking.


Eligibility

Eligibility for Camosun's Carpool Program is met by any vehicle containing two or more registered persons (including the driver) arriving in the same registered carpool vehicle, where the occupants would normally be driving and parking as individuals. The vehicle and all occupants must be currently registered in the Carpool program PDF.

Vehicles displaying a carpool permit are exclusively permitted to park in the signed prime carpool spots at both campuses—Lot 6 at Lansdowne and Lot 5 and 9 at Interurban. These spots are reserved for registered carpool permit holders 24 hours a day. If designated spots are full, carpool vehicles may park anywhere in the General Lots.

The cost of the meter ticket is the same to park in these prime spots, but it can be shared among vehicle occupants. To register, simply show College Cashiers (Dawson Building at Lansdowne, Campus Centre at Interurban) a valid Camosun ID for all occupants and license plate numbers for all vehicles participating.

Application for carpool PDF

Looking for a carpool buddy?

Try Camosun's online Ride-Share Matching service provided by the Jack Bell Foundation and Ride-Share.com.

This service is available for staff, students, and faculty at Camosun. You can choose to match with everyone at Ride-Share.com or you can choose to only match with others at Camosun. Registration is open to members with an email address.

Tip Even if you drive or carpool, keep back-up bus schedules or have a plan B so you won't miss activities due to car troubles or a missed ride.

Parking lot at Interurban

Zipcar at Camosun College

Wheels with no strings attached!

Camosun is excited to announce that it has partnered with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing to campus. Zipcar allows members to drive a variety of sedans, hybrids, vans, and more by the hour or day. With gas and insurance included, it's the smarter way to get around the city.

To use Zipcars, simply register as a member, reserve a car online or on your phone, use your Zipcard to scan into the car, and drive away. When you're done, return the car to the same location where you picked it up.

As a Zipcar member you get:

  • Access to Zipcars 24/7.
  • Discounted hourly rates for faculty, staff, and students aged 18 and older. Rates start at just $8.75/hour or $73/day.
  • Gas, insurance, and maintenance are included for free!
  • Join for only $20 a year.

Where do Zipcars live? Zipcars can be found in neighbourhoods, cities, and airports across the globe, including both Camosun campus locations!

Interurban - Lot 5

  • "Figaro" - Ford Focus Hatchback

Lansdowne - Lot 8

  • "Slinky" - Volkswagen Jetta
  • "Calvino" - Kia Soul

To learn more and get started today, visit zipcar.com/camosun/

Need more information?

Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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