The transportation sector is responsible for 26% of global greenhouse gas emissions, yet our cities are structured around vehicular arteries clogged with traffic either at standstill or speeds dangerous to pedestrians and bikers. Reducing vehicle miles traveled is integral to abating climate change. Luckily, urban campuses like IUPUI have plenty of sustainable transportation options available that are healthier, more affordable, and have a smaller environmental footprint.
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A pedestrian-friendly campus
Though it appears large, IUPUI is easy to walk. Most students attend all their classes within a two-block radius, making getting to classes quick. Plus, when the weather doesn’t cooperate, many of our buildings are connected by walkways to keep you dry.
To help you get around, IUPUI has a variety of maps. The primary campus map offers you a number of ways to search. You can find specific buildings and see street-view pictures of where you’re going.
With over 100 bike racks and dedicated bike lanes, your bike commute can be safe and hassle free. Plus, with direct connection to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, you can easily explore all of downtown on one of the country's best urban bike paths.
Bikeshare: Pacers bikeshare
Don't have a bike? That's no problem with the Indiana Pacers Bikeshare, Indianapolis' city-wide bikeshare program. For $1/ride + $0.15/minute, you can rent a Pacers Bike. Return it to any one of the multiple docking stations across the city when you're done to end charges.
IUPUI's bikeshare dock locations:
- Campus Center - 401 University Blvd
- Gateway Garage - 525 N. Blackford St.
- Eskenazi Health - 720 Eskenazi Ave.
- Michigan and Barnhill - 1069 W. Michigan St.
- White River Parkway - 1481 W. Michigan St.
- White River State Park - 650 W. Washington St.
Maintenance stationsThanks to a winning Greening IUPUI Grant from the Student Sustainability Council, there are six bike maintenance stations on campus. Free to use, the stations include all the tools necessary to perform basic repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs. The tools and an air pump are securely attached to the stand with stainless steel cables and tamper-proof fasteners.
Indoor, secure storageLocated in the southeast corner of Tower Garage, the indoor bike storage facility is a perfect place to store your bike securely. Equipped with security cameras and Crimson Card access, the facility is free for those who register their bike with the university. Registered bikes also receive a free, lifetime permit that serves as a visible theft deterrent and may help in recovering lost or stolen bikes.
Campus shuttle: JagLineIUPUI's shuttle system - JagLine - provides a free and efficient way to get around campus. Running Monday-Friday, there are five routes connecting campus. Shuttles are equipped with wi-fi, low boarding ramps for easy access, and bike racks for the bicycle enthusiast. Shuttles can be tracked in real-time with the JagLine app or online.
IndyGoIndyGo, the city-wide bus system, connects IUPUI to all of Indianapolis with multiple bus stops on Michigan Street, and the nearest Red Line stop is at Vermont and Capitol. Students can purchase a discounted unlimited monthly bus pass for only $30. Non-student rates are $60/month.
IUPUI Parking and Transportation offers a carpool pass to employees who live outside a 3 mile radius of campus. Each carpool member pays half the rate of an EM permit and receives 10 one-day EM passes for days they need to commute individually. For more carpool resources or to find carpoolers near you, check out Commuter Connect.
Electric ScootersIndianapolis is home to a handful of electric scooter rideshares, including Bird and Lime. Scooters provide an alternative to driving a vehicle and are fun to ride. Be sure to read and understand the rules of the road and how to stay safe. Riders are asked to park scooters near bike racks so as not to block sidewalks and building entrances.
Sustainable transportation initiatives are gaining traction worldwide, and our strategic vision is to follow that paradigm and invest more in sustainable, transportation alternatives that help students, faculty, staff and visitors access all areas of campus and at the same time reducing congestion and our impact on the environment.Sheri Eggleton, Director of IUPUI Parking and Transportation Services