About 28,000 (57%) commuters arrive on campus daily on foot, by bike, vanpool, carpool, bus, or something other than a single-occupant vehicle. Alternative transportation commuting save nearly 48,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually (based on comparison to 100% single-occupant vehicle use).
- Two or more commuters can register their carpool.
- UC San Diego uses Zimride, a carpool-matching service that networks with Facebook.
Zipcar, a car sharing network, has 9 vehicles on campus and 2 at the Hillcrest Medical Center available to UC San Diego faculty, staff, and students. Hourly rates includes gas and insurance.
Transportation Services subsidizes a vanpool program with routes that cover San Diego County.
Our Sustainable VehiclesUC San Diego has one of America's greenest vehicle fleets. More than 50% of our vehicles are hybrid or alternative-fuel vehicles.
UC San Diego encourages students, staff, and faculty to bike to campus as an alternative to driving.
With funding from the Department of Energy’s EV Project, UC San Diego has installed several public electric vehicle charging stations.