Sustainability: Alternative Transportation

Choosing smart transportation alternatives will save you money, avoid the frustration of finding parking, and reduce carbon emissions.



BIKE

The Bicycle Learning Center (BLC) is a student-run bicycle shop on campus, providing tools, instruction, mechanical support and education to help keep your bicycle in peak condition! Check the BLC website for location, hours of operation and upcoming events.

A self-serve bike repair kiosk is located adjacent to the RWC, under the stairwell to the West Gymnasium and Forbes Gymnasium. 

Keep your bike safe! Just like on other campuses, bike theft happens at HSU. Check out these bike theft prevention tips.

The HSU Cycling Club seeks to get more students interested in cycling at recreational and competitive levels. The Cycling Club participates in official collegiate racing across California and Nevada as well as organized casual group rides and events. Mountain and road bikers of all ages, identities and skill levels are welcome!

BUS

For Students: the Jack Pass provides unlimited, no-cost ride access on local and regional bus systems during the fall and spring semesters. Simply swipe your student ID card when getting on the bus. Heavily discounted bus fare is available during the summer session.

For Faculty/Staff/Extended Education Participants: Jack Pass program costs only $60 per semester ($45 for summer session) for the same level of access.

Download transit©, Humboldt County's FREE mobility app, to get transit departure and arrival times in real time, to help plan your trip and to find nearby micromobility and ride hailing options.

Check out the routes and services provided by the transit systems operating in our area:

Arcata and Mad River | Old Arcata Road Service | Dial-a-Ride | Redwood Transit System | Eureka Transit System | Blue Lake Rancheria 

BIKE SHARE

HSU partners with the City of Arcata to offer a quick, convenient and low cost method for the community to rent bicycles. Students, faculty and staff can unlock bikes from docking stations on campus (outside Harry Griffith Hall and Jolly Giant Commons) and in Arcata. Go to the Humboldt Bike Share landing page for details.

CAR SHARE

Zipcar is an alternative to car rental and car ownership that gives you the freedom to take a car when you want it, and put it back when you’re done. Students, faculty and staff can reserve a Zipcar vehicle by the hour or by the day, 24/7. Each reservation includes gas, insurance and a guaranteed parking space on campus. Zipcars are located on Plaza Avenue and Harpst Street on campus.

CAR POOL

Access parking stalls designated carpool only with a Car Pool Preferential Parking permit. Utilize carpooling apps to network with friends, classmates and coworkers going the same way you are. New HSU carpool network launches Fall 2021! 

GOING HOME FOR BREAKS AND HOLIDAYS

The Homeward Bound Bus Charter Program provides students with discounted round-trip transportation from Arcata directly to San Francisco or Los Angeles.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING

The first Level 2 electric vehicle charger on campus has been installed in a parking space in front of the Schatz Energy Research Center, with ten more chargers recently installed in the G12 parking lot on campus. 

There are also EV chargers in downtown Arcata and elsewhere throughout the county. Go to this link to see a map of local charging stations.

FOR MORE INFORMATION 

Visit the HSU Parking & Commuter Services website to learn more and to sign up for sustainable transportation programs

See the HSU Commuter Survey Report to better understand student and employee transportation choices, the contribution of commuter greenhouse gas emissions to HSU's carbon footprint, and initiatives to increase the use of alternative transportation.  

Students on bikes