UVM is a pedestrian-friendly campus, where most students and many employees don't need a car. Low-carbon transportation options include a free bus service that regularly snakes around campus and to downtown Burlington, and community-wide Bike Share and CarShare programs. 

UVM is also home to the Transportation Research Center, 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.


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.
  • Biking to UVM has never been easier with on-campus showering locations offered to our commuters. Find one in the Davis Center.
  • With the installation of more and better bike racking facilities—including a covered bike shelter and other covered biking options--UVM regularly receives the Bicycle Friendly University designations from the League of American Bicyclists.
  • UVM has ten on-campus electric vehicle charging stations. See the map


Academic connection:

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