Alternative Transportation on the Auraria Campus
The Auraria campus is serviced by several bus and light rail lines—as a result, 35% of our campus population uses public transit to commute to campus. This is an impressive statistic! However, still nearly 50% of commuters on the Auraria campus drive alone. Single-occupancy vehicle trips produce the most greenhouse gases and have the highest impact on the environment. Next time you need to take a trip, consider using your RTD pass (you pay for it with your student fees, so you might as well), hop on a bike, carpool with friends or take a trip on an e-scooter! If everyone on the Auraria Campus eliminated a 2-mile car trip each week for a year, we would prevent 5 million pounds of greenhouse gasses from entering the atmosphere! See the graph below for the environmental impact associated with each mode of commute.
What is the ASCP doing to improve alternative transportation on campus?
Bike Parking: We offer covered and secured bike parking (60 spots) in the Tivoli Garage. Come to Tivoli 325 to get your card coded!
Bike Maintenance: 2 self-service Fix-it stations (Tivoli Garage and Arts Building). The CU Wellness Center Bike Shop and Outdoor Pursuits (PE Rec Center) offer professional help!
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: The ASCP is partnering with AHEC Parking to increase the number of electric vehicle charging stations we have.
RTD Pass: we are continuing to advocate for fair membership rates with RTD.
 Statistics are the average of three Auraria campus transportation surveys conducted between 2010 and 2017.
 Calculated using national fuel efficiency averages, provided by EPA, which suggest that single-occupancy car trips produce an average of 0.98 lbs CO2 per mile traveled.