UVM is a pedestrian-friendly campus, where most students and many employees don't need a car. Low-carbon transportation options include our campus shuttle, a community-wide bikeshare and car share program. 

Green transportation highlights:

  • The UVM Transportation and Parking Services department plays a decisive role in local transportation planning and creative solutions through its strategic partnerships with regional organizations. 
  • Regional programs include CarShare Vermont, Guaranteed Ride Home for commuters, and a Bike/Walk Rewards program.
  • All UVM students, faculty and staff can ride Green Mountain Transit buses for free by swiping their CatCard.
  • Biking to UVM has never been easier with on-campus showering locations offered to our commuters. Find one on our campus map
  • The UVM Bike Co-op helps keep you on two wheels with bike rentals and discounted helmet sales. 
  • With the installation of more and better bike racking facilities—including a covered bike shelter and other covered biking options—UVM is a Gold Bicycle Friendly University designated by the League of American Bicyclists.
  • UVM has 21 on-campus electric vehicle charging plugs. See the map


Academic connections:

AERO student at work

Since 2006, the Alternative Energy Racing Organization (AERO) has brought together Catamounts in a student-run club that designs and builds race cars not only for going fast, but also for slowing down climate change. Fully story about AERO >

UVM is also home to the Transportation Research Center (TRC), which has a mission to advance sustainable and resilient transportation systems. TRC works in Vermont and beyond, conducting research, offering outreach programs, and supporting UVM student education.


of students primarily use sustainable transportation to and from campus.


Commuting Trends 

Undergraduates at UVM regularly develop research projects that make a big impact on their community. Katie Enns '21 completed a project analyzing faculty and staff commuting trends. Her final report includes data and recommendations used by the UVM administration to reduce carbon emissions of commuters. 

UVM Parking and Transportation Services

This page describes UVM's efforts to provide sustainable transportation solutions for faculty, staff and students. For particular information on university parking and on-campus bus services, visit this site.