Incentives Overview

Transportation is a crucial aspect of the University of Kentucky's on-going sustainability efforts. As a result, UK Transportation Services offers students and employees a variety of incentives to go car-free on campus, thus reducing the University's carbon footprint while also easing parking requirements.

Bicycling, walking and public transit are all excellent options that provide significant individual health benefits and can also mitigate the need to build costly parking facilities. UK Transportation Services seeks to encourage these modes of transportation to students and employees through a variety of incentives, such as:

  • Bike Voucher Program:  Participants receive $500 in vouchers to use at campus area bike shops (plus additional benefits) for agreeing not to purchase a parking permit for two consecutive years.
  • Commute Club -- Participants enjoy a wide variety of benefits for agreeing not to purchase a parking permit for one year.
  • Cash Out Program -- This program is designed for UK employees and provides up to $200 over a one-year period for those who choose to participate.
  • Big Blue Cycles -- On campus students who sign a one-year committment not to bring a vehicle to campus can get a bike for the entire academic year.

Take a moment to learn about all of the incentives available to you for going car-free on campus and learn more about how Transportation Services supports the University's Sustainability Strategic Plan.

Do you have questions? Please contact us.