Sustainable Transportation

Click on this image for a short video on sustainable transportation options at Cal Poly Humboldt


Choosing smart transportation alternatives for your commute will save money, avoid the frustration of finding parking, and reduce carbon emissions. Whether you plan to bike, walk, ride the bus or carpool to campus, check out these Commuter Resources for the best trip planning and commuting options for your schedule and needs. 

Click here to download a description of transit, bicycle, carpool, trip planning and other resources for commuters

Schedule a free, virtual One-on-One Commute Consultation with our Commute Specialist!

Check the calendar below and then email requesting an available day and time. Consultations typically last 15 minutes. [Can't see the calendar? Try logging into myHumboldt first]

Commuter Cost & Carbon Emissions Calculator

Use this calculator to quantify the financial and environmental costs (or savings) of your commute. Click on the image below to begin:

Use this calculator to calculate the financial and environmental costs (or savings) of your commute



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. 

Wondering where to park your bike? Check out this Bike Rack Map, which identifies sheltered and unsheltered bike racks across campus.

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

The Humboldt 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!


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 


Humboldt 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.


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.


Current faculty and staff can now utilize the Cal Poly Humboldt Ride Match Service to connect with others living nearby who are interested in sharing a ride to/from campus.

It’s easy to participate - simply complete the Ride Match Service Interest Form, and the Ride Match Coordinator will email you with details for connecting with nearby ride matches. You can either request rides, offer to drive, or both, and you decide which of the matches you wish to connect with. Only current faculty and staff over the age of 18 may participate.

And if you have 3 or more people in your car (2 if that is the car’s maximum capacity) you can access the Carpool Preferential Parking lot and avoid the hassle of parking!

Save money on gas, parking costs, and vehicle maintenance! Reduce pollution! Avoid parking frustrations! Join the Ride Match Network today! Email for additional questions.

Click here to go to the Ride Match Service Interest Form


You can always find parking on campus if you carpool! Access carpool-only parking through Parking Services' Carpool Program. Utilize carpooling apps to network with friends, classmates and coworkers going the same way you are. 


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


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.


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

The Sustainable Transportation Committee assists the university in identifying and prioritizing opportunities to improve the use of pedestrian, bicycling, transit and other non-single occupancy vehicle commute modes.

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


Students on bikes