We encourage users and staff to use active transport to get to our venues. It is the number one way to transport yourself as you increase your daily physical activity levels, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save money and avoid parking hassles. It is also a good way to explore Dunedin while you improve your well-being as you connect with the community and take notice of things along the way. It makes sense to actively transport yourself to the gym, and when you get there your warmup is done!
Here are some active transport ideas for you to consider.
Walk or run
Unipol is located in front of the Forsyth Barr Stadium, just 10 minutes from the heart of the campus. We recommend a scenic walk down Union Street East past Logan Park.
Unipol has three sets of designated bike parking spots catering for at least 68 cycles. These can be found directly outside the main entrance. We are also investigating installation of a covered unit that will keep your bike seat dry on rainy days so watch this space.
The DCC have developed an extensive network of cycle lanes around the CBD and campus area so you can stay safe while you ride. All city buses have bikes racks on board which is reassuring on those wintery Dunedin days.
Forgotten your bike lock?
No problem, you can borrow one of ours while you workout by just swapping your student or staff ID.
Forgotten your helmet?
We also have helmets that can be picked up and dropped off for free at all Union shops and cafes with presentation of your student or staff ID card. We advise protecting your 'noggin' by wearing a helmet at all times when cycling or using an e-scooter.
At Unipol reception we have a wooden skate board rack (made right here on site) that can securely house up to 17 boards and/or umbrellas!!
Scooters and skates
These other active transport options can be stored at reception at the skateboard rack.Although not technically ‘active’ Lime Scooters are often found around the Plaza area. They are an environmentally friendly option. Helmets can be picked up from Unipol reception with presentation of your student or staff ID and dropped back to us or any of the Union shops or cafes on campus when finished.
Plan your journey by using the city’s extensive bus network. The new Central City Bus Hub is Dunedin’s major public transport hub and it located on Great King Street. There will be a bus going to where you want to be. So gGet ready to sit back, enjoy the free WiFi and take in the scenery. It has been said the bus drivers are New Zealand's friendliest too.
Share the ride
If, for whatever reason, you have no choice but to take the car then be sure to share the ride. Schedule in a flat outing to the gym so a single vehicle is used. The DCC also promotes the SmartTravel app that allows you to advertise a ride or request a seat to commute to work.