It is now widely known and accepted that petroleum powered motor vehicles are a source of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) that contribute to climate change. Acadia is committed to promoting active and alternative modes of transportation and enacting policies to reduce emissions and air pollutants from vehicle use on and associated with campus.
Acadia enacted a policy in 2009 to limit vehicle idling and associated greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants on campus. Vehicles are restricted from idling on Acadia property for longer than two (2) minutes except in instances such as for emergency or service vehicles. The Idle-Free Campus policy was integrated with the existing Smoke-Free and Scent-Free policies forming a new Share the Air policy aimed at protecting the air we breathe on campus.
Kings Transit Authority is a public transit system operating in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. They operate from Weymouth to Hants Border with service extending to Cornwallis Park, Upper Clements Park and Port Williams. All Kings Transit buses are fully accessible and from May to October buses accept bicycles. Contact KTA for information about schedules and fares.
In 2017 a bike sharing pilot program was implemented on campus in partnership with the Acadia Students' Union and the Vaughan Memorial Library. Response from the Acadia community was positive. The Acadia Sustainability Office is currently reviewing the Book-A-Bike program and exploring sources of funding to continue the program.
Bike Parking on Campus
In 2017/2018 Acadia and the Acadia Students' Union partnered to install new bike posts on campus. Each residence now has a bike post and others are located in various locations across campus.
Annapolis Valley Regional Library Book Bikes
Bikes are available for loan at the Berwick & District Library and the Wolfville Library (coming later this year to Annapolis Royal). Bikes will be available on a first-come basis, and are due back the same day, no later than 30 minutes before the library closes.