Alternative Transportation

Nearly half of Colorado State University faculty, staff and students use alternative forms of transportation – carpooling, biking, walking or taking the bus – to get to campus, according to the university’s first commuter survey.

Bike-friendly campus

bikes on campus

In 2011, Colorado State received the Silver Bicycle Friendly University award from the League of American Cyclists for its support and dedication to bicycling. The Campus Bicycle Advisory Committee, part of the CSUPD, continues to support bicyclists on campus and recently added a new bike-fix it station near Green Hall.

In May 2013, the League of American Bicyclists named Fort Collins a Platinum Bicycle Friendly Community. The Platinum BFC award recognizes Fort Collins’ commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure, and pro-bicycling policies.

Bus service

The University’s student government, ASCSU, partners with the City of Fort Collins to provide bus service to the campus community. All CSU students receive a pass to ride the Transfort bus system at no cost per ride.

Pedestrian-friendly campus

The University Master Plan calls to continue towards a more pedestrian- and bike-friendly campus (31 percent of the campus community bike to campus and 11 percent walk, according to a 2008 commuter survey). By moving parking closer to the edges of campus, Colorado State encourages alternative modes of transportation on campus, such as walking and bicycling.

Rideshare carpooling

Carpooling via Rideshare connects riders online with other students and/or staff for rides to campus, ski trips, recurring trips and entertainment rides, such as concerts or sporting events.


CSU has partnered with Zipcar Inc., the world’s leading car-sharing network, to offer a car-sharing program on campus. This transportation option is available 24/7 to all students and employees ages 18 and older, as well as members of the local community ages 21 and older. Colorado State students, employees and local community members can join today at