The Glenmore ComPASS Research Study is a UBC Okanagan project being conducted by students in the new School of Engineering. Financial support for this study has been provided by a Canada Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council Grant, and a UBCO Sustainable Community Development Grant in partnership with the City of Kelowna. With rising energy prices and traffic congestion, governments everywhere are seeking ways to promote more affordable transportation and healthier communities. The objective of this research is to determine ways that Kelowna residents might have more sustainable transportation choices. ComPASS is a Community Universal Transportation Pass, similar to the U-Pass paid for by UBCO students since 2008 at $12.50 per month, with some differences. First, while ComPASS, like U-Pass, provides unlimited transit use, it applies to all residents in a household (i.e. youth, adults, seniors, students, and non-students). Second, in cities where ComPASS programs have been most successful, various community privileges are added in. These additional privileges are yet to be determined depending on survey results and other resident input, but might include such benefits as: taxi rides home in emergencies, community shuttles, Parkinson Recreation Centre pool privileges, car sharing, bicycle tune-ups, bicycle cargo carts, and/or merchant discounts.
!!! IMPORTANT INVITATIONS - GET INVOLVED !!!
First: We need your input on the ComPASS Design to make it a success! Please click the following link to complete an online survey asking your thoughts on the possibility of introducing a ComPASS in Glenmore:
Second: Please also attend our Glenmore ComPASS Public Design Workshops! Your input at our workshops will directly input impact what privileges are included in the ComPASS, so please come out!! The workshops will be held outside of Glenmore Elementary School by the portables at 6 pm on Tuesdays: July 19, August 16, and September 20. Be sure to put these dates in your calendar and we look forward to seeing you there! Light refreshments will be served.
If you would like to have input but cannot attend, for more information or to arrange an in-person survey, please call: Dr. Gord Lovegrove at 250-807-8717 or Ellen Morrison at 250-864-5164.
Dr Gord Lovegrove, P.Eng., MBA, PhD (PI)
School of Engineering
Dr Bernard Momer
Sustainable Communties, Geography
Ms. Ellen Morrison, MASc student
Mr. David Sonmor, NSERC USRA
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