The UK Commute Club is a free program which provides benefits to members who have committed to walk, bike, bus, or carpool to campus, regardless of whether they’ve been in the habit for years or are interested in switching transportation modes for the first time. This program is one of Transportation Services many initiatives to reduce campus parking demand and traffic congestion.
Participation has a number of benefits but requires a car-free commitment that will restrict the member from purchasing a parking permit for one year. With the exception of residential students, participants may still purchase a limited number of single-day permits for occasions when they must drive to campus.
Commute Club is available to all students and employees who choose to opt out of purchasing a parking permit. Students must be enrolled full-time at UK, and must have a graduation date no earlier than May of the year following program enrollment. UK employees must be full-time and have a main campus, day-shift work assignment. Employees with a temporary work assignment must have an end date of June 30, of the year following program enrollment. Participants in other alternative transportation programs, such as Cash Out, the Bike Voucher Program, and Big Blue Cycles are also eligible to enroll in Commute Club.
Commute Club Benefits
|BENEFIT||ON-CAMPUS RESIDENTS||OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENTS||EMPLOYEES|
|Zipcar (car sharing) or Spin (bike sharing) membership and credits||✔||❌||✔|
|Commuter Rewards Program||❌||✔||✔|
|Guaranteed Ride Program
Up to 6 rides per year, a maximum of $75 total
|Ability to purchase single-day parking permits
Up to 50 per fiscal year
The Commuter Rewards Program is a way to log your sustainable commutes through a tracking app in order to earn points towards prizes on an annual basis.
The Guaranteed Ride Program offers a way to travel when a Commute Club member has an unexpected schedule change or their regular commuting option doesn't meet their needs.
Applications for Commute Club are available online. Students and employees who qualify will be notified via email and will then be required to attend a short program orientation in order to complete the enrollment process and to be eligible to receive benefits.
If you have additional questions about the Commute Club program, email UKTransportation@lsv.uky.edu.