We encourage members of the DU community to shift their travel behavior from single-occupancy automobile dependency to more sustainable modes. This is in the interest of improving safety and aesthetics on campus, as well as decreasing the amount of greenhouse gases released from university-related transportation. Why bring your own car or drive alone to DU? Save money and help build a healthier community by knowing your alternative transportation options.

Commuting Carbon Offset Program

The University of Denver has committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. Commuting to & from campus by the campus community contributes significant greenhouse gas emissions to the University’s carbon footprint.

The Commuting Carbon Offset program will provide a carbon offset purchase option with parking permit purchase. The program is under development with carbon offset selection and cost pending.

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Sustainable Transportation

The University of Denver is committed to reducing our carbon footprint and advancing environmentally sustainable solutions to transportation. For more information, visit our sustainability website.

  • Electric Vehicles and Free Charging Stations

    Parking Services supports University Sustainability by providing the CT4000, the latest generation of ChargePoint charging stations that set the industry standard for functionality and aesthetics. They feature a driver-friendly user interface with instructional videos about how to use the station in English, French and Spanish. ChargePoint Stations are located across campus:

    • A single space unit on the East side of 316W outside in front of Sturm
    • A double space unit in Lot E on the South West corner of floor 2
    • A double space unit in Lot L on the West side of the first floor
    • A double space unit in Lot P on the North West Corner of floor 2


  • Reserved Green Car Parking

    As a leader in promoting a healthier environment, the University of Denver proudly provides "premium" parking space on the 2nd floor between the two elevators within the Evans parking structure for vehicles ranked by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) as having a score of 45 or greater. To find your car's score, visit the GreenerCars Ratings.

    If your vehicle qualifies, pick up your free decal from Parking Services to adhere to the rear window of the qualifying vehicle. The "Green Car" permit supplements your E parking permit and enables you to use the Green Vehicle spaces designated. Parking Services confirms that your car meets the required standard and maintains a registry of all such vehicles.

  • Transportation Master Plan

    The University of Denver's Transportation Master Plan provides recommendations for a comprehensive transportation strategy, for shifting travel behavior from single occupancy automobile dependency to more sustainable modes, for improving safety and aesthetics on campus, as well as options for decreasing the amount of greenhouse gases released from university-related transportation. Why bring your own car or drive alone to DU? Know your options, enjoy your productive ride, keep money in your pocket, share mobility, share the joy.


Denver and the DU neighborhood are highly bicycle-friendly, and we offer resources that help you make sure your bike is safe and well-maintained.

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Campus Shuttle

Our campus shuttle offers both regular and on-demand routes, and can be accessed through the TripShot mobile app.

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Car Shares

If you're looking to live a car-free lifestyle but might need a car every once in a while, you can take advantage of one of Denver's several car-share companies.

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Ride Sharing

Ride-sharing and carpools are encouraged and a great way to save money, reduce your carbon footprint and even meet new people.

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Pedestrian Paths

Take advantage of Denver's beautiful scenery and sunny weather by taking some time to explore the neighborhood's many walking paths.

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Denver Mass Transit

The DU neighborhood has numerous connections to RTD, Denver's mass transit system, with buses and light rails spreading across the city.

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