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Welcome to Sustainable Transportation at UCCS, part of the Office of Parking and Transportation Services!
We are here to make sure you have as many different options to get to and around campus as you want. From bicycling to public transit, carsharing, and more, we have you covered. Please explore our different options and visit this page frequently as we are constantly working on new methods to improve transportation at UCCS.
 
 

Sustainability is a discussion of how to make human economic systems last longer and have less impact on ecological systems. This relates most often to concerns of major global problems such as climate destabilization and natural resource depletion. The American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, signed by Pamela Shockley-Zalabak in 2007, requires that UCCS works to reduce the amount of carbon emissions generated by campus facilities, activities, and vehicles. The Climate Commitment seeks to: "(e)ncourage use of and provide access to public transportation for all faculty, staff, students and visitors at our institution."

 

 

The "Colorado Greening of State" initiative was started by former-Governor Bill Ritter. This initiative called for reductions of 20% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and 80% by 2050. State facilities such as UCCS were required to have reduced the energy consumption of state vehicles by 20% by the year 2012. Currently, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has converted shuttle busses which use biodiesel fuel (B-20 in summer). In addition, the Department of Public Safety's Police Fleet consists of at least one hybrid vehicle. Each of us should consider alternative means of transportation, such as bussing, carpooling, biking, and walking, to help the environment, reduce costs, lower stress, improve physical fitness, and improve campus life by limiting asphalt parking and creating more natural spaces.

 

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SHUTTLE SERVICE

Help reduce the amount of vehicle congestion and improve air quality by parking on the North Campus, located at 5225 N. Nevada Avenue. Students may park FREE at North Campus area lots (just north of the intersection of Austin Bluffs Parkway and Nevada Ave.) between the hours of 7:00am 11:00pm Monday -Friday when classes are in session. Shuttle service departs the lot about every 10-20 minutes in route to Centennial Hall located at the heart of campus. The shuttles are equipped with bicycle racks!

Check all shuttle schedules for the semester by clicking HERE

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC TRANSIT

Public transportation at UCCS is provided by Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT.)

NEW THIS ACADEMIC YEAR!
ALL UCCS STUDENTS RIDE ALL MMT ROUTES FOR FREE!


Currently, there are four routes that stop directly at UCCS. Route 9 stops in front of University Center, Route 34 stops on Austin Bluffs Parkway in front of central campus, and Routes 19 and 39 stop in Lot 576. Routes 9 and 19 will take you to the Downtown Terminal, the central hub for all Colorado Springs buses. Route 34 services Austin Bluffs/Garden of the Gods corridor.  Route 39 will take you back and forth to the Chapel Hills Mall area.  Bicycle racks have been provided on the front of all MMT buses.

 

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BICYCLING
Bicycling is a fun and convenient way to travel to and around campus. With over 250 bike racks, new bike lockers (rented out of the Parking & Transportation Front Desk), bike racks on all UCCS and Mountain Metro buses, and a free bike share program for students, bicycling at UCCS has never been easier! Check out the links below for more information:

League of American Bicyclists - Bicycle Friendly University
The Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) program recognizes institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bikeable campus for students, staff and visitors. The BFU program provides the roadmap and technical assistance to create great campuses for cycling. In 2014, UCCS was awarded Bicycle Friendly University bronze. And in 2017, reapplied and received silver. Below are the feedback documents that will help guide the University to continue supporting the bicycling community.

2017 Silver Feedback
2014 Bronze Feedback

 

 

 

bike friendly university logo with silver wheel on left and date on right bike friendly university logo with bronze wheel on left and date on right

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ZIPCAR CARSHARE + CARPOOLING

Want the convenience of having a car on campus without having to bring one of your own? Try out the UCCS carshare program, presented by Zipcar! Forget having to pay for gas or insurance, Zipcar covers it all. Just sign up on Zipcar's website, reserve the car via a mobile app or online, and you will receive a Zipcard to unlock the car and go. You can reserve the car for as little as an hour, or as long as 7 days!  Gas, insurance, and the first 180 miles are included in the hourly rate. Visit Zipcar's website for more information.

 

PARKING PASS-SHARING
Did you know that you can list up to 5 cars on one parking pass?  Carpool with your friends and classmates and share the expense of a parking pass! 
*Only one vehicle per pass is allowed on campus at any time.

 

LEFE PARKING

With more than 40 LEFE spaces available in the Alpine Garage, 8 spaces at Lane Center, and one space behind Dwire Hall, it is easier than ever to have priority parking for your Low-Emission, Fuel Efficient (LEFE) vehicles. UCCS is proud to use the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) LEFE Car List which is the standard we use to determine which cars are eligible for LEFE parking spaces. To check your eligibility please visit the link below. To receive your LEFE window decal, which is required to park in LEFE spaces, please visit the UCCS parking desk.

 

Electronic Vehicle charging is available on campus! 
Pay a flat monthly fee or pay per day/charge.  Charging stations available on the main level of the Alpine Garage.

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LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

Interested in getting around outside of UCCS? These local organizations can help you figure out the best way to travel:

 

HELPFUL LINKS
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EVENTS
CONTACT US

We would love to hear from you!

Email: parking@uccs.edu

Phone: (719) 255-3528

Or visit us in person! We are located in Gateway Hall on the first floor (the building is attached to the Gateway Garage next to Columbine Hall).