Using sustainable transportation

MSU is committed to reducing its carbon footprint by using and promoting sustainable transportation. 

Biking on campus

Biking is a healthy and environmentally-sustainable transportation option for the MSU community. With more than 70% of its roads equipped with bike lanes and more than 20,000 bicycle parking spaces, MSU has been named a Gold-Level Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists. Visit MSU’s Bikes Service Center or follow MSU Bikes Blog for tips on bike safety, bike security and to learn more about the bike resources offered on campus.

Additionally, MSU has installed several bike repair DIY stations across campus, providing cyclists with a place to fix flats and make minor adjustments. The stations are located at Phillips, Holden, Brody and Yakeley halls, and can also be found at the Bikes Service Center and bike garages located in the Grand River Avenue Ramp and Communication Arts and Sciences Ramp. View bicycling amenities on this map.

Using the Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) bus system 

The Capital Area Transit Authority (CATA) bus system is easily-recognizable both on and off campus. For faculty and staff heading to meetings or students hurrying to class, CATA offers safe, reliable transportation. Bike racks are available on all CATA buses for passenger use; no additional fares apply. Additionally, CATA’s Clean Commute Options program offers many more options beyond great bus transit. CATA provides free on-campus bus service for students, faculty and staff.


MSU has partnered with Zipcar to promote carpooling and the use of mass transit. The program, which launched January 12, 2011, put seven pods on campus with nine cars available for students, faculty and staff to reserve and use.

Additionally, Enterprise has partnered with MSU to provide a Rideshare vanpooling service for commuters at the university. Visit their website to learn about rates and the application process. 

Michigan also offers a Guaranteed Ride Home Program, which helps commuters make it home after work.