UNL is home to a diverse range of transportation options, which allow students, faculty and visitors alike to make economically and environmentally friendly commuting choices.
UNL works to maintain a bicycle friendly environment. It earned a silver award from the Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) program in 2013. The UNL Outdoor Adventure Center provides semester or year-long bike rentals and houses a fully operational bicycle repair shop. The City of Lincoln boasts more than 130 miles of trails and is constantly working to expand its on-road bike lanes to allow for safe bicycle commuting in the downtown/campus area. Learn more about bicycling on and around campus here.
The Association of Students of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (ASUN) has leveraged student support to initiate a community-wide discussion about bringing a Bicycle Sharing system to Lincoln. Bicycle sharing allows users to rent bicycles on a short-term basis. With 10 proposed stations in the downtown/campus area, the Lincoln Bike Share system would help connect students to the many offerings of downtown Lincoln. In 2015, the City of Lincoln received a $600,000 federal grant to get a system up and running. The system is on schedule to begin operations in spring 2017. Read more about the Lincoln Bike Share Initiative here.
UNL partners with StarTran, Lincoln's bus system, to provide intracampus and intercampus transportation. All fee-paying students receive a StarTran bus pass, which grants access to all of StarTran's routes. Consider riding the bus between campuses, or to commute to campus. Learn more about UNLbus transit and how to track StarTran buses by their GPS location.
Don't want to bring a car to campus, but still want the convenience and flexibility of having a car available? Consider Zipcar, a member-based car-sharing service on campus that allows students 18 and older to use cars by the hour or the day - fuel and insurance included. Learn more about the Zipcar program.