LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 30, 2018) — Have you ever considered going car-free on campus? If so, Commute Club may be a good option for you; it rewards members for making a one-year, car-free commitment. The deadline to apply for this free program is Friday, Aug. 31.
Commute Club members agree to forego purchasing a regular vehicle parking permit for one fiscal year, although they still have access to a limited number of single-day permits for occasional use. UK Transportation Services financially supports Commute Club to reduce campus parking demand, traffic congestion and to support sustainable transportation alternatives. Commute Club is designed to facilitate mobility alternatives by providing amenities that make it more convenient to travel to, from and around campus without a car.
Membership is open to students, staff and faculty. Benefits vary based on the group and include:
- BluPass, free city-wide transportation on LexTran buses with a valid UK ID;
- personalized commute planning;
- free bike check-out from Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library;
- Zipcar (car sharing) or Spin (bike sharing) membership and credits (on-campus residents and employees);
- Guaranteed Ride Home (off-campus residents and employees); and
- the ability to purchase up to 50 single-day parking permits (off-campus residents and employees).
The UK campus has a wide array of alternative transportation options, including the bike voucher program, the cash out program and the Big Blue Cycles fleet for residential students. These programs are designed to simplify the process of shifting from driving a vehicle to campus to another mode of transportation, and to reward those individuals who make the change in their routine.
For more information on campus transportation options, parking, permit application, motorist assistance, bicycle parking, bus routes and schedules, visit www.uky.edu/transportation and follow UK Transportation Services on Twitter @UKParking.
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