Commute Sustainably

Commuter Services is coordinated by Transportation & Parking Services with a focus on reducing the use of single occupant vehicles and promoting the use of sustainable transportation.

Below you will discover options such as free public transportation, carpool and rideshare options as well as other opportunities to sustainably commute with confidence Commuter Services (805) 756-6680 or commute@calpoly.edu.

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Rideshare

Rideshare Employee and Student Networks are open to the Cal Poly community. Use it to find a new commute buddy, calculate CO2 and money saved, or earn eligibility for program subsidies and incentives.

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Bicycles

Currently, there are over 7,000 bike rack spaces and 252 secure bike lockers available on campus. In 2019 57% students and 33% faculty/staff live within 5 miles of the Cal Poly campus; an easy bike commute.

Learn about Bike Storage and Parking

SLO City and County Bike Maps

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Transit Services

Affordable. Convenient. Less stressful. Get on the bus and rest your mind. Local and regional bus service with stops located on campus are free. Take the bus with no worries—just time and space to enjoy your journey.

Learn More about Transit Services
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Zipcar

Wheels when you want them. Zipcars are located throughout campus and available to rent by the hour or day. Gas and insurance included. Start Zippin' today!

Learn more about Zipcar at Cal Poly

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Carpool

A carpool consists of two or more people sharing a personal vehicle to commute to Cal Poly together while splitting the cost of a parking permit. Rally roommates and colleagues to share the ride!

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Amtrak

Amtrak buses pick up and drop off on campus at the Amtrak San Luis Obispo - Cal Poly, CA (SLP) stop, supporting train connections to most northbound, southbound, and the San Joaquin Valley trains. Find the schedules, the most recent COVID travel restrictions and California discounts. Find California Discounts.

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Vanpool

Do you dread your commute? Want to save money? A vanpool is 5-15 people sharing a ride to campus. Cut your commute costs when you join today! Call us to learn more and find a vanpool that suits your schedule and saves you money. Available to students, staff, and faculty. Contact us at 805-756-6680 or email commute@calpoly.edu.

Check the Vanpool options.

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Electrical Vehicle Charging

Cal Poly has charging stations located in the Grand Avenue Structure and in the H-2a parking lot across from Kennedy Library to help you stay charged. Charging fees apply.