Sustainable Transportation

The Colgate community is going places. Here's how to get there sustainably.

A student unlocks a bicycle from bike rack

Bicycle Rentals

With student parking not permitted on most of campus until after 4:30 p.m. each day, a bicycle can be a student's best transportation option. The Green Bikes Program is a bicycle rental program providing an affordable, healthy, and convenient way to move around the Colgate campus and local community. Students, faculty, and staff can rent a Green Bike for only $15 a rental period.

To increase equitable access to our Green Bikes, the selection lottery is weighted based on access to a car or other bike, housing location, and other factors. Additionally, students in need of a fee waiver may inquire directly with the Office of Sustainability staff.

Students board the Colgate Cruiser on campus

Colgate Cruiser

The Colgate Cruiser has routes cover the residence halls, campus apartments and townhouses, locations near the academic quad, the local grocery store, and the heart of the village. The shuttle is free for all to ride, and helps to lower Colgate's carbon footprint by reducing the number of personal vehicles on the road.

Information about Colgate Cruiser routes and schedules is available online, as well as in the Colgate Mobile App.

Colgate electric vehicle charging station

Electric Vehicle Charging

To encourage the use of electric cars on campus,  Level 2 ChargePoint stations have been installed on several locations on campus. Tesla vehicles require an adapter.


  • First four hours: Free
  • Over four hours: $2/hr



  • Across from Huntington Gym
  • Spear House Lot
  • Saperstein Lot