Transportation Services

There are many ways to be more sustainable by changing the type of transportation that you use. The University of Wisconsin- Madison has many options for sustainable transportation, here are a few of the options:

Buses: Taking Metro Transit to UW–Madison is easier and more convenient than you might think. With the variety of routes, catching a bus is less stressful and better for the environment than driving alone to campus.

Car pooling: Carpools reduce traffic and parking congestion while improving air quality. Carpooling can be convenient and flexible; carpool members determine who drives, how many people ride and how to share the costs.

Each carpool rider is automatically eligible for our Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program. ERH provides you with a free ride home in case of an emergency. UW Transportation Services also provides each registered member with three complimentary temporary full-day parking permits per year.

Park and ride: Many faculty, staff, students and visitors inquire about their transportation options, but feel they are too far away to avoid driving alone. We have found that park and ride solutions often expand people’s options in a variety of ways. See how you might be able to drive part way and bike, walk, bus or carpool the final stretch of your commute. Choosing a park and ride option has the potential to save you money, hassle and improve your health.

Biking on campus

Bicycles on uw campusMadison has the second highest percentage of individuals who bike to work in the United States, according to the United States Consensus Bureau. Commuting by bike is a simple way to cut down on campus congestion and help preserve the environment. Biking to work offers even more benefits: it may improve your health, save you money, offer convenient parking and save you time in your daily commute. Thousands of students, staff and faculty commute by bicycle to UW–Madison.


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