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Cycle Hire and Dr Bike- Canterbury and Medway

Cycle hire

January cycle hire dates are this weekend, 13-14 January 2018, 10.00-16.00 from the Cycle Hub by the Pavilion.

Hire a bicycle complete with lights, lock and a bell for only £30 per term.

Chris and his team at ByCycle are continuing the excellent services on campus provided by CyclingAge, working with the Transport Team, Estates Department.

For more information about Canterbury cycle hire, contact chris@easybycycle.co.uk

You can hire a bicycle at Medway campus from Liberty Quays, please ask at reception.

Dr Bike free bike checks

Dr Bike is at the Cycle Hub in Canterbury each Wednesday during term time to check and adjust your bike for free.

Dr Bike returns to Medway Thursday 18 January outside the Rochester Building. Check for updates on twitter @unikent_travel on the day.

 

Campus Shuttle reminders

The Campus Shuttle is a free service exclusively for University of Kent students and staff, for travel between the Medway and Canterbury campuses.

The service is not to be used for journeys between Liberty Quays and Medway campus. If you want to travel between Liberty Quays and Medway campus you can catch the 191 bus, which is included if you purchase the discounted Arriva student bus ticket.

To guarantee a seat on the Campus Shuttle please ensure you book a seat online to guarantee your travel www.kent.ac.uk/campus-shuttle

If there are spaces available you can board the service without booking by showing your Kent One card.

If you no longer need to travel on the service, please cancel your booking online in advance so others can book onto the service. If cancelling on the day, contact the transport team.

Follow @CampusShuttle on twitter for service updates.

Canterbury and Medway car park and road disruptions

1 July- Canterbury Open Day

We are expecting a large number of vehicles to campus for the open day on Saturday. We are not aware of any other large events with the exception of the usual Saturday park run.

2-3 July- Pavilion car park

Reminder that the Pavilion car park will be closed for a cycling event. This is approximately 70 bays. Please ensure you remove your vehicle from the Pavilion car park by 22.00 Saturday 1 July. The car park should be reopened at 11.00 Monday 3 July.

3-8 July – Giles Lane part road closure- South East Water

South East Water are required to close a small section of Giles Lane adjacent to Woodlands Way for approximately 5 days. A diversion will be in place along University road. Rothford car park will remain open but will not be accessible from the main campus. It will be accessible from Giles Lane via St Thomas Hill/ Whitstable road.

4-5 July- Medway New Kent Road repairs

There will be some disruption to New Kent Road while repairs are made to the road, including the junction with Central Avenue. The contractors will carry out their own traffic management to ensure traffic flows.

Present- 15 September- Giles lane car park (section on right hand side as you drive in located behind Woolf)

The section of Giles Lane blue zone car park located behind Woolf College remains closed for the coach and minibus park to assist Kent Hospitality, Enrolment Management Services and Partnership Development Office with conference guests and school visits. This is approximately 40 bays.

Canterbury car park and road disruptions

Giles Lane road, which runs through the Canterbury campus, is a public highway. Over summer there will be some disruptions to the road while maintenance works are carried out. These works have been arranged over the summer break to cause minimal disruption. Please see below to learn when these works are occurring and any other car park disruptions at Canterbury campus.

16 June- Giles Lane car park

30 bays will be reserved in Giles Lane blue zone for an event being held at the Gulbenkian.

19-20 June- Rothford car park

The bays near to Keynes in Rothford car park will be closed while UPP set up a works compound so they can carry out refurbishments in Keynes. The car park bays near to Giles Lane will remain open.  If you require accessible bays on 19 or 20 June please contact us.

The car park will be reopened on Wednesday 21 June including accessible bays, minus approximately 8 bays which will be for the UPP site including contractor parking for the duration of the project. Kent Hospitality are also using approximately 4 bays in the Rothford car park near to Keynes for their portacabin.

19 June- 8 July- Woolf car park

Woolf car park (approximately 15 bays) will be closed for three weeks to assist UPP with their foul water pumping station project. The accessible bays within the Woolf Quad will still be available.

18 June- 15 September- Giles lane car park (section on right hand side as you drive in located behind Woolf)

The section of Giles Lane blue zone car park located behind Woolf College will be closed to create a coach and minibus park to assist Kent Hospitality, Enrolment Management Services and Partnership Development Office with conference guests and school visits. This is approximately 40 bays. Please note that on occasions the coach park size will increase as more coaches are expected on certain days.  We will notify you if and when there will be changes.

24- 30 June- Giles Lane road 3 way traffic lights- UPP

There will be three-way traffic lights on the roundabout between Woolf and Darwin on Giles Lane for approximately 7 days. This is to assist UPP with the foul water pumping station project. The traffic lights will be removed in time for the July Open Day.

3-8 July – Giles Lane part road closure- South East Water

South East Water are required to close a small section of Giles Lane adjacent to Woodlands Way for approximately 5 days. A diversion will be in place along University road. Rothford car park will remain open but will not be accessible from the main campus. It will be accessible from Giles Lane via St Thomas Hill/ Whitstable road.

Late August – Giles Lane road closure- Kent Highways

We just wanted to let you know in advance that large sections of Giles Lane will be closed overnight (19.00-05.00) for 5 consecutive nights in late August for resurfacing and relining works by Kent Highways. Access will still be available. We will update when the dates have been confirmed. This work is being carried out overnight to reduce disruption.

Canterbury car park disruptions week commencing 6 March

Applicant days

Applicant days are essential recruitment events for the University. The number of reserved parking bays within Giles Lane car park for visitors to these events is as follows:

  • Monday 6 March- 34 bays
  • Wednesday 8 March- 115 bays
  • Thursday 9 March- 26 bays

Where to park

Please remember that Accessible Bays can only be used by valid Government Blue Badge holders or University of Kent Accessible Permit holders. It is essential that these bays are kept free for those who require them.

There are 528 parking bays in Giles Lane car parks. This means that around a fifth of the parking bays will be closed to permit holders on Wednesday. On this day, Campus Security will endeavour to inform staff and students when this car park is full by placing notices on Giles Lane.

You may find that you are required to park in the Park Wood Courts car parks in front of the residences and therefore we recommend you consider this when planning your journey to the campus.

As per the Traffic Regulations, although we do not guarantee a space, parking should still be available in other car parks including car parks around Park Wood Courts. There are pedestrian signs within Park Wood Courts which inform you of the average time required to walk to the main campus. Alternatively, you can use the Park and Ride bus ticket that was sent with your parking permit to travel to and from the main campus.

Car Park locations can be found on the following link but if you are unsure please contact us.

https://www.kent.ac.uk/estates/services/parking/Parking%20Sep%202016%20map.pdf

Parking enforcement will continue in accordance with the University Regulations for the Management of Traffic.

Thank you for your cooperation

Canterbury campus parking disruptions this week

There have been requests to reserve parking for events on campus next week. All event coordinators encourage visitors to travel by public transport, where possible.

Event: Applicant Days

Applicant days are essential recruitment events for the University. The number of parking bays within Giles Lane car park will reserved for visitors to these events as follows:

  • Monday 13 February – 24 bays
  • Wednesday 15 February- 198 bays
  • Thursday 16 February- 26 bays
  • Friday 17 February- 12 Bays

Event: Kent Union Varsity

The Pavilion car park will reopen fully on Wednesday.

Where to park

Please remember that Accessible Bays can only be used by valid Government Blue Badge holders or University of Kent Accessible Permit holders. It is essential that these bays are kept free for those who require them.

There are 528 parking bays in Giles Lane car parks. This means that over a third of the parking bays will be closed to permit holders on Wednesday.  On this day, Campus Security will endeavour to inform staff and students when this car park is full by placing notices on Giles Lane.  You may find that you are required to park in the Park Wood Courts car parks and therefore we recommend you consider this when planning your journey to the campus.

As per the Traffic Regulations, although we do not guarantee a space, parking should still be available in other car parks including car parks around Park Wood Courts.  There are pedestrian signs within Park Wood Courts which inform you of the average time required to walk to the main campus. Alternatively, you can use the Park and Ride bus ticket that was sent with your parking permit to travel to and from the main campus.

Car Park locations can be found on the following link but if you are unsure please contact us.

https://www.kent.ac.uk/estates/services/parking/Parking%20Sep%202016%20map.pdf

Parking enforcement will continue in accordance with the University Regulations for the Management of Traffic.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation

Transport Team

01227 82 3609   transport@kent.ac.uk  @unikent_travel  www.kent.ac.uk/transport

Estates Department, University of Kent, Park Wood Road, Canterbury, CT2 7NN

January Cycle Hire and Dr Bike at Canterbury

*update* The second cycle hire is now Friday 20 January between 12:00 and 14:00.

Cycle hire

The Transport Team, Estates department, work with CyclingAge to run an affordable cycle hire scheme at Canterbury Campus.

You can hire a bike for the term for £30 to help you get around campus and keep fit at the same time.

Hire a bike on Wednesday 18 January or Friday 20 January from CyclingAge at the new Cycle Hub located by the Pavilion on Park Wood road.

Dr Bike

Dr Bike is back each Wednesday during term-time to check and adjust your bike for free. Head to the Cycle Hub at the Pavilion between 8:30 and 15:00 each Wednesday. The first Dr Bike session is this Wednesday (18 January) which is the same day as the first cycle hire date.

For more information contact CyclingAge on uokcycle@cyclingage.co.uk or contact the Transport Team.

Transport Team

01227 82 3609   transport@kent.ac.uk   @unikent_travel   www.kent.ac.uk/transport

Estates Department, University of Kent, Park Wood Road, Canterbury, CT2 7NN