7 Ways to Get Around on Campus

woman biking across campus

When you’re studying at a large university, your classes and other commitments may be quite a distance from each other. To avoid being late when you have a packed schedule, it helps to have some means of transport to get around campus. Luckily, you have a variety of options, including some unique ideas you may not have considered.

1. Bike

As a student, it’s helpful to have a bike anyway, as it’s cheaper than maintaining a car (not to mention, there’s no need to pay for parking). Plus, you can use it to get all around your university town as well as campus. When choosing a bike, think about what you’ll use it for. Do you need speed or will you want something to go off-road during weekend trips? Will you ever need to carry it up steps? If so, make sure you pick something with a lightweight frame. Finally, try out the saddle to find one that you’ll be able to use for extended periods without discomfort.

2. Hoverboard

A particularly compact means of transport is a hoverboard. The models available today are safe, making them a great option for campus. Start in slow mode to learn how to control yours — you’ll be racing around in no time.

3. Longboard

For a means of transport you can just pick up and carry with you, nothing beats a longboard. If you’ve never skated before, it’s a better alternative to a skateboard, as you’ll find it easier to balance.

4. Inline Skates

Another way to skate around campus is using inlines. These are one of the fastest ways to move, since you can keep moving even when people are around. You may find that other students are already using inline skates at your campus — or you could be the person who sets a new trend. The only disadvantage is that you’ll need to stop and take off the skates whenever you encounter stairs.

5. Foldable Scooter

With the rise in electrical scooter rentals, regular scooters have come back into fashion — if they ever went out of fashion, that is. Foldable scooters are the best of all, as you can store one under your desk during class.

6. Electric Scooter

Of course, you could also invest in an electric scooter. These are great for when you’re running out of energy and you have limited time. Some electric scooters even have seats and baskets where you can store all your belongings.

7. Heelys

You may have had Heelys when you were a child and have been missing them ever since. The good news is that they’re back and are now available for adults. You can find them in a variety of styles to suit any outfit. They’re ideal for when you need just a little boost in speed to make it to where you’re going on time.

You’ll also need to figure out how to get to campus from your student housing. To make your life easier, search close to campus for student apartments. Ottawa students can live at 1Eleven. You’ll be within walking distance from the University of Ottawa and a short bus ride from Carleton University. Book a video tour to see all the facilities for yourself.

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