The University of Vermont seeks to reduce its environmental impact from transportation, by encouraging faculty, staff, and students to use alternative modes of transportation to get to and from campus.  This includes providing free CCTA public transit access to all full-time students, providing bike racks and showers on campus, providing an on-campus shuttle bus, and having a planning policy to construct buildings on parking lots.

All first year students at UVM are required to live on campus in residence halls and are discouraged from bringing their cars to campus.  There are also many incentives and carpool programs available through UVM's Transportation & Parking Services for faculty and staff to share rides to work.  Finally, UVM supports alternative fuel vehicles in its fleet and encourages car sharing.  There are 2 Toyota Prius vehicles located on campus, courtesy of CarShare Vermont, for the UVM population to use.