As a large campus community consisting of more than 50,000 people visiting each day, we know that transportation is a crucial piece of the sustainability puzzle for the University of Kentucky. We aim to promote sustainability by providing students and employees with a wide variety of mobility choices, as well as encouraging sustainable transportation at an institutional level. Bicycling, walking and public transit provide tangible health benefits and can mitigate the need for large and costly parking facilities. This helps preserve that space and capital for other uses and has a positive impact on air quality and storm water management. Reducing the demand for parking can also result in cost savings for individual members of the campus community. The tactics of this strategic plan highlight the importance of transportation mode choice to our community, economy and environment. These tactics also incentivize and promote alternatives to driving a single-occupancy vehicle.
Transportation Services strives to improve the quality of life of the campus community through our commitment to providing responsive, sustainable and reliable access to infrastructure and mobility solutions. This is reflected in the wide variety of programs that comprise UK’s robust and growing alternative transportation network.
The Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library is a nationally recognized educational resource that provides FREE bicycle use and repair assistance to students, faculty and staff at the University of Kentucky.
The University of Kentucky is continuing to work on a Transportation Master Plan (TMP) aimed at improving access and mobility to, from, and around campus for all members of the UK Community.
Bikes at Work
Bikes at Work is a program that allows any UK department to check out bikes and trailers for work around campus. Interested in putting a bike to work? Email UKBikes@lsv.uky.edu.
In 2015, UK received a sliver rating from the AASHE STARS system. Below are the credits and our scores focused on transportation.