Transportation activities such as fleet management and commuting, affect U.Va.’s Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions, which in 2013 accounted for 14% of total emissions (44,366 MTCDE ). To mitigate these impacts, the Parking and Transportation department implements programs that encourage greener commuting on and off Grounds.

U.Va.’s Transportation Demand Management program is an integral part of the Parking and Transportation department, with many resources and incentives for faculty, staff, and students to commute via bike, bus, carpool, or walking. U.Va.’s bike share program consists of 125 bikes at 19 hubs for students, faculty, and staff to utilize during their commute. Learn more on the Transportation Demand Management website.


Students can get involved with the Bike Ambassadors Program. The program promotes sustainable transportation and encourages the U.Va. community to adopt cycling. These paid student positions are available through the Parking & Transportation department.

The Transportation Working Group within the Environmental Stewardship Subcommittee is another way students, faculty, and staff can engage with issues relating to sustainable commuting.


Mid-Atlantic Transportation Sustainability Center - Region 3:U.Va. is the lead university of the Mid-Atlantic Transportation Sustainability University Transportation Center (MATS UTC). The other members of the MATS UTC are: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VT), University of Delaware (UD), Morgan State University (MSU), Marshall University (MU), and Old Dominion University (ODU).Learn more »


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