Tag Archives: Medway

Dr Bike free bicycle check-ups

What is Dr Bike?
Get your bike checked and adjusted for free by ‘Dr Bike’. The Dr Bike service is provided by Chris and his team at ByCycle, working with the Transport Team, Estates department. Additional work will be quoted individually but will always be at a special reduced rate.

The Dr Bike service supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals 3 (good health and well-being) and 11 (sustainable cities and communities). See Estates Sustainability to learn more about the goals.

Canterbury campus
You can find Dr Bike at the Cycle Hub by the Pavilion on Park Wood road every Wednesday during term-time 08.30-15.30.

Medway Campus
Dr Bike visits Medway campus on a monthly basis during term-time. Dr Bike will next be at Medway campus Thursday 15 November 2018. Find Dr Bike outside the Student Hub 11.30-14.30 for your free bike check-up. The service is available to University of Greenwich and University of Kent students and staff.

For more information visit our Dr Bike webpage

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For students at our Medway campus, the cheapest way to commute to university is our Arriva Student Annual ticket. This ticket allows travel on any Arriva bus throughout Medway, Kent and East Sussex for the entire year.

The Universities at Medway work with Arriva to provide highly discounted bus tickets for both students and staff. Because of this, the student annual ticket is only £145. This works out as only 39p per day for travel all around the region!

This discount is available for students at both campuses. For information on how to apply, and the exclusive University of Kent promotional codes, please visit our Medway bus webpage

 

Cycle Shelter Maintenance

The University of Kent supports and encourages staff, students, and visitors in using bicycles as a means of transport to and from campus. To promote this initiative, the University has provided a number of designated cycle racks. To make sure all cycle shelters are maintained, Waste and Recycling are in the process of cleaning the shelters on campus. The work is expected to be completed before the start of the academic year.

Each shelter and cycle rack on campus has been numbered and a round metal disc has been installed beside it showing the number. The cycle map on our website has been updated with the numbers. When reporting an abandoned bicycle or requesting access, please quote the corresponding number for the shelter or rack.

For access to the cycle shelters, please come to the Security and Transport Centre, where we can grant access for all card access shelters, except those within Turing.

 

Car Park Disruptions- Canterbury and Medway campuses

Canterbury Campus

Giles Lane car park closure (Giles Lane car park, Canterbury)

  • Monday 9 July – September – Giles Lane car park is closed over the summer for essential maintenance and improvement works to take place. This closure has been requested by the Estates Department. For more information see our Giles Lane car park changes webpage.

Canterbury Retreat (Purchase Court 1-16 car park, Canterbury)

  • Monday 22 July- Sunday 9 August–  Purchase Court 1-16 car park will be closed for the Canterbury retreat. This closure has been requested by the Conference Office.

Oaks Coach and Minibus park (Oaks Car Park, Canterbury)

  • Wednesday 25 July- Oaks car park will reopen to permit holders whilst the Canterbury retreat is in Parkwood. After 8 August, we will continue to assess whether this area is needed for coach and minibus parking and advise accordingly.

Rothford car park closure (Rothford car park, Canterbury)

  • Sunday 5 August –Thursday 9 August– Rear of Rothford car park closed to dismantle the UPP compound and reopen the bays in this area. This closure has been requested by UPP.

Medway campus

There are no known car park disruptions to Medway campus for the next two weeks. Any disruptions that we are made aware of will be updated on the transport events calendar.

Car park disruptions at Canterbury and Medway campuses

Applicant days (Giles Lane car park, Canterbury)

Applicant days are essential recruitment days for the University. Spaces will be reserved in Giles Lane car park on the following days unless specified, as requested by Enrolment Management Services. Spaces are reserved based on the number of bookings. The number of reserved bays will be updated in the transport team events calendar once confirmed:

  • Wednesday 21 March- 102 spaces (large applicant day)
  • Saturday 24 March- 8 spaces
  • Wednesday 28 March- to be updated (likely to be a large applicant day)

Wellbeing festival (Eliot car park, Canterbury)

  • Friday 23 March- 21 parking bays will be reserved in Eliot car park for exhibitors and workshop leaders at the Wellbeing festival, as requested by Student Support and Wellbeing.

Applicant day (Mast Pond car park, Historic Dockyard, Medway)

  • Wednesday 21 March- Currently 43 visitors have requested parking for the Medway applicant day. Applicants have been advised to park in the Mast Pond car park.

Medway Dr Bike- free bike check-ups

Dr Bike returns to Medway campus Tuesday 20 March 2018. Find Dr Bike outside the Student Hub 11.30-14.30 for your free bike check up.

Dr Bike’s services are available to University of Kent and University of Greenwich students and staff. The Dr Bike service is provided by Chris and his team at ByCycle, working with the Transport Team, Estates department.

Additional work will be quoted individually but will always be at a special University of Kent reduced rate.

For more information visit: www.kent.ac.uk/transport/cycling/dr-bike

Parking disruption- Canterbury and Medway campus

Applicant days (Giles Lane car park, Canterbury)

Applicant days are essential recruitment days for the University. Spaces will be reserved in Giles Lane car park on the following days unless specified, as requested by Enrolment Management Services. Spaces are reserved based on the number of bookings. The number of reserved bays will be updated in the transport team events calendar once confirmed:

  • Wednesday 21 February- 79 spaces
  • Thursday 22 February- 25 spaces
  • Saturday 24 February- 33 spaces
  • Monday 26 February- to be updated
  • Wednesday 28 February- to be updated (likely to be a large applicant day)
  • Thursday 1 March- to be updated
  • Saturday 3 March- to be updated
  • Monday 5 March- to be updated

 

Applicant day (Mast Pond car park, Historic Dockyard, Medway)

  • Wednesday 21 February- There are currently 31 visitors who have requested parking for the Medway applicant day. Applicants have been advised to park in the Mast Pond car park at Chatham Historic Dockyard. While no parking bays are being reserved, the additional visitors to campus may affect parking on this day.

Dr Bike at Medway (Student Hub)

Dr Bike are now offering their services to University of Greenwich staff and students as well as University of Kent staff and students.

The next Medway date is Thursday 15 February 2018.  Find Dr Bike outside the Student Hub 11.30- 14.30 for your free bike check-up. Check for updates on twitter @unikent_travel on the day.

Dr Bike are trained bicycle mechanics who regularly come onto campus to check and adjust your bike for free.

Additional work will be quoted individually but will always be at a special University of Kent reduced rate.

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 visit www.kent.ac.uk/transport/cycling/dr-bike

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.