The University of Chicago offers numerous programs to encourage the use of alternative transportation options. Ninety percent of Chicago students get to campus on foot, bike or another form of alternative transportation, and the University has implemented programs and policies which help to mitigate the demand for parking by creating greater utilization of alternate systems and approaches.
Save money, avoid traffic, and protect the environment with the following transportation alternatives:
- On Campus
- Occasional Parking Progam gives 24 free parking passes per year to those who primarily use alternative forms of transportation to commute
- NightRide provides the campus community with safe transportation during late-night hours by offering comprehensive shuttle service to the entire campus community on a fixed schedule along highly used routes
- Car share programs, including I-GO and Zipcar offer easily accessible vehicles on and around campus
- The carpool program offers discounted and even free parking spaces to carpools of two or more
- Benefits eligible employees may participate in the Qualified Transportation Program and pay for particular commuting expenses tax-free
- UChicago and City of Chicago Online Resources
For additional information, visit the Transportation and Parking website of the University's Safety and Security department.