UNCG aims to provide multi-modal transportation infrastructure in a way that promotes sustainability, livability, and increases transportation choice to, from, and within our campus. In 2010, UNCG was the first employer in the Triad to be named to the Best Workplaces for Commuters list, “an innovative membership program that provides qualified employers with national recognition and an elite designation for offering outstanding commuter benefits, such as free or low cost bus passes and vanpool fares and strong telework programs.” We followed that up in 2011, by becoming the first university in North Carolina to achieve a Bike Friendly University designation from the League of American Bicyclists, which “recognizes institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bikeable campus for students, staff and visitors.”
Students and employees can bicycle through campus in dedicated lanes on Spring Garden Street, walk through the heart of campus along the College Avenue pedestrian mall, connect to Greensboro and the region by bus, join a carpool club, or rent a Lime scooter for a quick trip down the street. Your participation in these “alternate” transportation methods helps reduce traffic on campus and UNCG’s carbon footprint, 30% of which is generated by single-occupancy commuter vehicles. We also have 13 electric vehicle charging stations on campus for commuters who drive EVs or hybrids.