The Office of Sustainability welcomes our new students for the Fall 2016 semester, and we are excited to tell you about all the ways that you can get around campus and Athens without having your own car.
Visit our Transit page to learn about the award-winning and convenient UGA Campus Transit system. And did you know that Athens Transit is free to use for anyone with a UGA ID? You can track UGA and Athens buses in real time with the UGA Mobile app, and Athens Transit is fully integrated into Google Maps. Both transit systems will soon run much cleaner thanks to a grant to help pay for electric buses.
Riding a bike is a great way to get around campus, and you can ride here year round! Visit our Bicycling at UGA page for everything you need to know about getting around UGA and Athens by bike. If you're not sure if a bike is the thing for you, you can try riding for free with the Bulldog Bikes bike share system. Anyone with a UGA ID can check out a bike from the library just like you would a book. And if you really need a bike but can't afford one, you may qualify for the reCYCLE program.
The UGA campus is much more walkable than a lot of people think. It takes about 35 minutes to walk from Driftmier on the southern end to the Arch on the northern end. During peak class times it can be faster to walk between classes than take the bus! If you have class in the new Science Learning Center (or even if you don't) you may find this campus walking times map helpful.
Finally, if you need a quick ride by car but don't have one, Uber operates in Athens with the highest level of service in the evenings.