What is alternative transportation?
It’s any mobility option other than a personally owned, single-occupancy car or truck. Walking, bicycles, scooters, motorcycles, public transit, car share, ride share, carpools and vanpools are all examples of alternative transportation.
Why is it important for U of I?
While our campus is surrounded by hundreds of square miles of wide open spaces, our little one-square mile campus and the adjacent one-square mile downtown area of Moscow are pockets of urban living. Lots of buildings and people living, working and learning in close proximity. As U of I enrollment expands and the area’s population density increases, it’s imperative that we start acting like other urban communities by increasing alternative transportation options, scope and use. When it’s a workable option, utilizing alternative transportation saves money, time and stress while improving the overall health of our community.
Check out the alternative transportation options below and let us know if you see opportunities for more!
Need to go somewhere a little further? Check out Regional Transit for inner and interstate travel.