Sustainable Transportation

The Goal:

"In the transportation area, BGSU’s overall goal is to reduce emissions by eventually moving towards a more sustainable fleet of vehicles that are used less, while at the same time reducing emissions from commuting, especially in single occupancy vehicles, and expanding the use of sustainable mass transportation."
-BGSU's Climate Action Plan, 2015

For more detailed information on BGSU's carbon emission profile and the detailed steps to reduce the emissions, please view the Climate Action Plan.

Seven Electric Vehicle Charging Stations are now up and running around the University. These locations are in addition to the three charging stations in downtown Bowling Green.

Two Green Roof Bike Racks were installed on campus through a grant from the Ohio E.P.A.. They feature live roof panels which help absorb stormwater, creates habitats, and offsets the urban heat island affect.

The BGSU Bike Rental Program is designed to make emissions-free transportation accessible and affordable to students living off campus to reduce the overall carbon footprint generated by commuting.

BG1 Plus now offers daily Enterprise car rentals to facilitate business travel as well as accommodate students who do not have transportation on campus.

Six new shuttles now operate on propane, a form of natural gas. Conversion costs were funded by the Student Green Initiatives Fund. The new conversion will reduce the busses carbon footprint by 24%, furthering BGSU’s Climate Action Plan. Propane fuel is more economical, saving money for both BGSU and its students!

Download the Transloc App to check the location of the shuttle!


Continuing with the Office of Sustainability’s transportation initiative, BGSU University Libraries has provided two Dero bike FixIt stations courtesy of the Friends of the University Libraries. These stations are free to the campus community. Use the QR code on the station to access bike repair instructions.

Updated: 04/01/2024 04:48PM