Sustainable Transportation Options
Many ways to get where you need to go
Whether you're interested in saving money on parking or are committed to alternative transportation for environmental reasons, there are many ways to commute to and around campus that don't involve traveling alone in a car.
Campus and city buses
Campus and city buses are free for all IU employees and students. Campus buses have routes throughout the IU Bloomington campus. Bloomington city buses travel within the city and to and from campus. Rural transit buses offer services to certain areas outside Bloomington.
Carpool, vanpool, and Zimride
IU Bloomington employees can join the carpool program and enjoy privileges such as reserved parking on campus with a Carpool permit. Employees who live in the Indianapolis area are eligible to participate in a vanpool program through Commuter Connect. And any IU Bloomington employee or student can use Zimride—a private carpool program—for free.
Hoosier Commuter Club
The Hoosier Commuter Club is a special program for IU Bloomington employees who are committed to using alternative forms of transportation and agree not to purchase a campus parking permit. Members enjoy many benefits exclusive to the program.
Transportation Demand Management
IU Bloomington is committed to promoting alternative forms of transportation, and developed a Transportation Demand Management plan with programs to encourage options such as public transit, carpooling, vanpooling, bicycling, and walking.
Walking and biking
Walking and riding a bike are two of the best ways to get around campus. IU Bloomington is pedestrian- and bike-friendly, with many resources available for walkers and cyclists.