Alternative Transportation promotes and encourages the use of alternative modes of transportation (e.g., bicycling, walking, vanpooling, carpooling, riding transit) to get to, from, and around campus instead of a single occupancy vehicle.
The Hokie Bike Hub serves as a bicycle maintenance and commuter education center. At the Bike Hub, cyclists have access to tools and resources for self–service bike repair. Cyclists can also attend bike-themed workshops or learn how to maintain and repair bikes through one–on–one sessions with Alternative Transportation staff. Through these initiatives, the Bike Hub has become the home of bicycling on campus and serves as a social space for cyclists to interact with and learn from one another. It is located in the Alternative Transportation Center, 1330 Perry Street, on the ground floor of the Perry Street Parking Garage; it is open 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.
Hokie Bike Hub Services:
wheels with no strings attached
Need a car? Borrow a Zipcar! Virginia Tech has partnered with Zipcar to bring self–service, on–demand car sharing to the area. To use Zipcars, simply register as a member, reserve a car online or by phone, use your Zipcard to enter the car, and drive away. When you're done, return the car to the same location where you picked it up.
As a member you get:
Learn more at www.zipcar.com/vt
Former UCarShare members click here.
Need more information?
Also, read more about the ZipcarU programs available for personal, individual, and departmental use here.
CAP has two parking permit programs to fit your commuting needs. You can find the CAP Registration Form online, but you must register in person with Parking and Transportation at 605 Research Center Drive.
Carpooling saves you money on parking and gas, and it's the closest thing you can get to RESERVED PARKING on campus. This program is available to Blacksburg Campus only. Learn more about the carpool programs for students and faculty/staff.
BB&W is available to Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students who use alternative transportation methods as their primary means of commuting to campus. Examples include riding the Blacksburg Transit or Smart Way buses, bicycling, and walking. Read more.
RIDE Solutions makes finding carpool partners easy by maintaining a database of people who are interested in carpooling. You can also find additional carpool partners for the carpool permit program using RIDE Solutions. The database stores information such as origin and destination points, work schedule, and preference for driving, riding, and alternating. Vist RIDE Solutions or call 1–866–424–3334 to get started or find out more information.
The VT Vanpool Program is available for full–time, permanent employees for commuting purposes. If you're interested in sharing the ride with other full–time employees, learn more about the program or contact Debby Freed at gettingAround@vt.edu or 540–231–2701.
For information about VT's Flexible Work Option, visit the Flexible Work Options website.
The Office of Parking and Transportation is asking all students, employees, and community members to take a brief, five-question survey to help the university gauge interest in a shuttle from the Blacksburg campus to the NCR.
Debby Freed, manager
Alternative Transportation Center
1330 Perry Street (0714)
Blacksburg, VA 24061