By choosing alternative transportation modes such as biking, walking, public transit, or carpooling to get to campus we can help to minimize problems such as greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, and urban congestion.

What PSU is doing

  • Sustainable transportation modes account for more than 70% of all student and employee trips to campus, with 46% of trips by transit and 24% with walking and biking combined. 

  • Partially subsidized transit passes are available for the campus community.

  • Student and employee drive-alone trips have decreased to 22% (previous trends).

  • In 2015 PSU was named one of the top 5 schools in the nation for sustainable transportation by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

  • Campus named a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists.

  • PSU has partnered with the City of Portland's bike share program, BIKETOWN, to offer students no-cost and employees $7/month memberships

  • PSU Bike Hub offers no cost membership to the campus community, providing bicycle service, classes, and merchandise at a discount.

  • Bicycle Transportation Plan outlines efforts to promote bicycle ridership.

  • Secure, covered bike parking is available at 10 locations across campus.

  • VikeBikes program offers low cost rental of refurbished bikes by the academic term.

  • Departmental VikeBikes offers a departmental fleet of bicycles to make short trips on and around campus easier

  • The Broadway Cycle Track on SW Broadway between SW Clay and SW Jackson streets provides a separated bike lane.

  • The PSU Bike Challenge takes place every May, and in 2017 engaged 40 departments and over 640 people to ride more than 86,000 miles!

  • PSU faculty and staff can join Zipcar for free, including lower rates for weekday driving, and use one of 20 Zipcars on campus. Students can join Zipcar for a reduced rate.