Alternative and eco-friendly transportation options

You've got choices when it comes to your campus commute! Alternatives to driving alone include busing, biking, walking, scooting and carpooling. With any of these options listed below, excluding Bird e-scooters, you are eligible for five (5) free daily permits (valid in Silver 17, Green or Blue 1 zones) for those days alternate transportation is just not possible. All you need to do is register with Parking Services as an alternate transportation user. For more information on this or any of the programs listed, please call our office at (775) 784-4654. We are available to assist you Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Bird e-scooters

For the first time ever, Bird e-scooters will be available for rent on campus starting Monday, August 29, 2022! 

Learn the rental costs, parking guidelines, safety tips and campus rules for these convenient scooters.


Your University of Nevada, Reno ID, the WolfCard, is now your key to free transportation! The Ed-Pass program is a partnership with RTC of Washoe County. Beginning July 1, 2019, University of Nevada, Reno students, faculty and staff can use their WolfCard to ride any route for free. Travel to Midtown, Downtown and around town with the Ed-Pass.

Bicycling to campus

In order to provide sufficient parking for bicycles, all bicycles must display an annual bicycle parking permit. These permits are free and may be obtained on our website or at the Parking and Transportation Services office located off of 16th Street. 

When parking your bicycle on campus, please be sure to use a campus bike rack or bike locker. It is necessary to enforce this policy to abide by campus safety and ADA regulations. Bicycles may not be parked in pedestrian access routes or chained to any object other than a bike rack.

Electric vehicle charging stations

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations are located on third floors of the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex and the West Stadium Parking Complex, and on level 4 of the Gateway Parking Complex. Additionally, a charging station is located in the ADA access spaces on level 4 of the Gateway Parking Complex, which requires a valid State issued ADA placard or permanent plates be displayed, along with a valid ‘Electric Vehicle Charging’ sticker as noted in this section. 

To use a charging station, you must have a valid University parking permit with a current "Electric Vehicle Charging" sticker attached, available for purchase at the Parking Office for an additional fee. You must also have an active ChargePoint card. The maximum time limit to park in these spaces is 4 hours.


Enjoy the company and conversation you get while carpooling, and your wallet will thank you for saving money minimizing fuel, maintenance and repair bills.

Designated carpool spaces are in the Green, Silver 17 and Silver 11 zones. Please contact our office to ask about carpool permit availability.

Walking / drop off

Walking is a simple, cost-effective and stress-free way to get to school with a smile on your face. Each step saves you money, contributes to your health and eliminates the stress of trying to find a parking space. Say good-bye to the woes of traffic and searching for parking, and say hello to your new favorite time of day.