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 3:30 p.m., 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 month.

The program is managed by the student interns in the Office of Sustainability.

Rent a bicycle
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, a Level 2 ChargePoint station, compatible with almost all electric vehicles has been placed on Lally Lane on campus, with free charging for the first five hours. Tesla vehicles require an adapter.


  • First five hours: Free
  • Over five hours: $2/hr
A vehicle with the Zipcar logo on the side


Zipcar is a program allowing members of the Colgate community to rent a fuel-efficient or hybrid-electric vehicle at a low cost. Colgate University's Zipcar fleet provides a means of transportation for students without the need to drive and maintain a personal car on campus. As a result, you end up saving more and driving less — way less!

Rent a Zipcar