Sustainability on the Road

Biking and walking to campus are sustainable alternatives to using a vehicle for your commute. If you need to use a vehicle, consider taking the bus or carpooling.

Puget Sound has a Zipcar station, several bus stops, more than 20 bike racks and storage rooms on campus, and two bike service stations. Wondering where to find all of this on campus? Check out the sustainability map!


Biking to and around the Puget Sound campus is fun and easy. Many residence halls have indoor bike storage rooms, along with many bike racks spread throughout campus. If you have a long bike commute, you can shower in the Fitness Center to warm up after a cold ride or freshen up before class. Want to find the most efficient way? Plan your route with the Pierce County bike map! For long trips, consider combining your bike trip with the bus, train, or ferry.

The Puget Sound Bike and Ski shop is a student-run organization within Puget Sound Outdoors (PSO) that provides free education, free bicycle repairs for Puget Sound students, reduced full-service rates for faculty and staff members, below-retail pricing on parts and accessories, and innovative programs for all members of the Puget Sound community.

Pierce County Transit

Taking the bus is fun, easy, and convenient. If you live in another city, consider taking a Sound Transit express bus to Tacoma. If you live in the city, the Pierce Transit bus system is sure to get you to campus. Whether you frequent the bus often, or ride it occasionally, it is in your best interest to acquire an ORCA Card, which is a regional bus pass that works just like cash and tracks your fares and transfers automatically.

Tip: Enjoy FREE bus fare by renting an ORCA card from the ASUPS office in Wheelock Student Center, Room 210.


Instead of owning a car, why not share a car with other people? Zipcar is a car-sharing program that allows you to reserve cars by the hour or day, all for one low rate. Puget Sound has five Zipcars available for rental, conveniently located next to Wheelock Student Center. Become a Puget Sound Zipcar member.


Have your own car? Know of someone in your area that is also commuting to Puget Sound? Consider carpooling! Carpooling has been known to reduce the stress of the daily commute, as well as reduce congestion on our roads and highways. 


Walking to and around campus is an easy way to ditch the car and benefit from additional exercise. We have the luxury of a campus that is small enough to walk across in a reasonable amount of time. Remember that it's important to stay safe when walking around campus. If you feel uncomfortable walking alone, you can contact Security Services for an escort.