UNC Greensboro offers a range of transportation options for convenient travel to and around campus. From bike-friendly pathways and bike racks, to carpools and easy access to public transportation, explore the various sustainable and efficient ways to navigate the campus and its surroundings. List through the tabbed sections below to see all the way that you can get around campus!
UNCG was the first campus in North Carolina recognized as a Bicycle Friendly University!
Bike registration is FREE and strongly encouraged. Register online or stop by the parking office at Walker Deck. To complete the registration process, you will need to know:
If you have any difficulty finding this information, please bring your bike to the parking office at Walker Deck, or to Recycles bike shop, so we may assist you. Once registered, you will be issued a bike permit sticker to be placed on the longest bar of the bike frame.
Occasional Parking Program for Registered Cyclists Commuter students and employees whose primary mode of transportation is a bicycle may purchase temporary parking permits to use for the occasional need to drive a motorized vehicle to campus, if the driver does not already have a parking permit. The prices are — $1 per day for Park & Ride daily scratch off permit OR $3 per day for A or C lot daily scratch off permit.
Please secure your bicycle to a bike rack using a sturdy lock. Using one or two U-locks with a 6-foot chain (the thicker the better) will allow you to lock your bike to any bike rack and secure your wheels too. However, be aware that chains and cables may be cut so never entrust your bicycle to a thin cable or simple chain lock alone. Standard inverted U racks accommodate two bikes per loop. If a bike rack is full, please go to another rack.
When parking your bike, please do not obstruct walkways, railings, doorways or ramps intended for use by pedestrians or people with disabilities. And please never chain a bike to a stair rail, light post, sign post, or tree. Also, do not obstruct doorways, railings, walkways, or ramps intended for use by pedestrians or people with disabilities. Improperly parked bikes may be removed and impounded by university police.
Indoor bike parking is available on the ground level of the School of Education building accessible from Kenilworth Street; lockers and showers for cyclists are down the hall. Additional shower facilities available to bike commuters are located inside the Coleman building on the ground floor west side near the athletics equipment room. Also, the Kaplan Wellness Center offers complimentary shower passes for faculty and staff cyclists. Residential students living in Phillips-Hawkins, the Quad, and Spartan Village have access to indoor bike storage rooms. Covered bike parking is also available inside the Spring Garden Apartments parking garage
All residence halls have outdoor bike racks and several also provide indoor bike parking. If a bike is found anywhere other than a designated bike rack or inside a resident’s room, s/he will be asked to remove the bike immediately. If the bike is not removed within 24 hours, the bike may be impounded. Please walk your bicycle when indoors. In the interest of public safety, bikes should never be ridden inside buildings.
If your bike is lost or stolen, please contact UNCG Police to file a police report. You will be asked to provide your bicycle registration number, serial number, and a description of your bike (make, model, size, and color). If you witness a bike theft or other crime in progress, contact the police immediately. If you are calling from a campus land line phone, the emergency phone number is 44444. If you are calling from a cell phone, call (336) 334-4444. The non-emergency phone number is (336) 334-5963 or use the Spartan Safe app.
A bicycle may be tagged as abandoned if found in the same location over an extended period of time (two weeks or more) with any combination of missing parts, cobweb covered, flat tire, and/or rusted chain. Improperly parked bikes attached to benches, light poles, sign posts, railings, stairwells, and other undesignated areas may be tagged as well. If a tagged bicycle is registered then an attempt will be made to contact the bike owner. If the bike is not registered and/or the bike owner does not take corrective action then the bike may be impounded. This abatement process is performed on an ongoing basis around campus with focused attention during summer break.
NOTE: The University is not responsible or liable in any way for lost, stolen, or damaged bicycles or bike accessories. The University is not responsible for the cost of locks, chains, other security devices, or any other item that may be damaged or destroyed as a result of impounding any bicycle. The University has no responsibility or liability to replace or make compensation for such items. Take a look at the Abandoned Bicycles SOP for additional information.
NOTE: The Oakland Deck and McIver Deck stations include tube recycling boxes and vending machines to purchase tubes, patch kits, and other common bike needs.
If a bike is exposed to moisture, dry off the bicycle as soon as possible. Lubricants and rust inhibitor solutions may be helpful as well.
A fast and easy way to inspect a bike is the ABC Quick Check which takes less than 30 seconds: A– Air, B – Brakes, C – Chains / Cranks / Cassette, Q – Quick Releases.
GTA and HEAT buses are equipped with bicycle racks located on the front of the bus. Racks can accommodate up to two (2) bicycles at a time. Bicycles are accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis; bikes are not permitted on board vehicles. Loading and unloading bicycles on HEAT and GTA vehicles is the sole responsibility of the rider. As your bus approaches, please have your bike ready to load and secure any loose items on the bike. Once the vehicle comes to a stop, notify your bus operator you will be loading a bicycle onto the bus bicycle rack. From the curbside, lower the light-weight rack and lift your bike into position in the rack’s wheel wells. Pull the support arm out and up over the front tire of the bike. Then board the bus and be seated. HEAT and GTA are not responsible for your bicycle while in transit. Once you reach your destination, advise the bus operator you will be removing your bike from the rack. To unload your bike, follow the loading instructions in reverse.
PART buses are equipped with bike racks that hold up to two bikes. The bike racks are easy to use and best of all; your bike rides for free! You may use the exterior bike racks during all hours of operation on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a limit of two bicycles per bus. Please be sure to remove anything from your bike that may possibly fall off during the trip. For safety and security reasons, the bus operator is not permitted to leave the bus to assist with the loading or uploading of bicycles. You are responsible for loading, securing, and unloading your bike in a safe and timely manner. Securement arms are provided and must be used to hold the bike in place during travel. For your safety, when leaving the bus, let the operator know that you plan to unload your bike and never step into the street side of the bus when loading or unloading you bike.
While riding your bicycle, obey all traffic laws at all times. First and foremost, buy and wear a bicycle helmet to greatly reduce the risk of head injury or death. Hopefully you will never “hit the road” without one! And be aware that even the best helmet has limitations. Understanding rider responsibilities, rules of the road, and defensive cycling strategies are the keys to bicycle safety.
Every person riding a bicycle has all the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of motor vehicles. Riders may be cited for unsafe behavior (running stop signs, riding at an unsafe speed for conditions, riding on the wrong side of the road or on sidewalks, etc.). Cyclists riding at night are encouraged to wear light clothing and use front white lights, rear red reflectors and flashers, pedal and side reflectors.
Downtown, around town, between local colleges and universities, west to Boone for a ski trip or Appalachian State University football game, east to Chapel Hill, the beach, the mountains, New York to New Orleans, or the Piedmont Triad International Airport – easily reach all of these destinations from UNCG riding a bus or train!
The UNCG transit hub is centrally located behind the library tower at the Walker Avenue circle. Spartan Chariot and HEAT buses stop at the Walker Avenue transit hub. PART buses stop in front of the EUC. Additional bus stops are located within walking distance of central campus. GTA and HEAT buses connect for transfers at The Depot downtown. From The Depot riders may connect to Amtrak trains, Greyhound buses, or the PART hub.
Use your UNCG SpartanCard ID to ride green GTA buses FARE-FREE!
Without a valid ID, one-way fare is $1.50. Routes are ideal for traveling around town, including Four Seasons Town Centre or Wendover Avenue for dining, movies, shopping, and more.
Greensboro is served by 15 daily GTA bus routes plus connectors. Buses connect for transfers at The Depot downtown. To learn more about all the places you can go riding a GTA bus, visit ridegta.com. For GTA stops near UNCG, and near local student housing, please see this map.
For real-time location tracking of GTA public buses use their web-based mobile-friendly platform: trackmygta.com/map.
PART offers a variety of commuter services including an vanpools, direct bus routes connecting the Triad and direct service from Randolph and Davidson counties to UNCG, plus a shuttle to the Piedmont Triad International Airport.
From The Depot downtown, riders may connect to Greyhound buses traveling all over the country, including the beach. From the Walker Avenue circle, take GTA 71 to the Depot downtown, then board a Greyhound bus to Myrtle Beach, SC or other coastal locations. Schedules and fares vary so please check the Greyhound website for the most current information.
From The Depot downtown, riders may board an Amtrak train with northbound service to Washington, DC and New York City; southbound service to Atlanta and New Orleans; plus connections to other stations and destinations throughout the country. From the Walker Avenue circle, take GTA 1 to the Depot downtown to board Amtrak. To learn more about all the places you can go by train, visit amtrak.com or bytrain.org.
A variety of airlines serving PTI airport provide frequent direct and connecting flights to the nation’s top destinations at competitive fares.
Need a ride to the airport? The least expensive way to PTI is taking a HEAT or GTA bus to The Depot (fare-free) and then taking a PART Bus to the Regional Hub ($1.50 for students with ID). From the PART Hub, take a PART Airport Shuttle to PTI (free).
Concerned about gas prices? Interested in saving money on your daily commute? Share your ride with at least one other person and join the UNCG Carpool Club by purchasing a “Rideshare” permit to enjoy these benefits:
Interested? Fill out the UNCG Carpool Club application form!
Priority parking spaces designated specifically for low emissions vehicles (LEV) are available in these campus locations:
To park in LEV permit spaces, your vehicle must qualify, and you must have a valid UNCG parking permit for the designated permit type. To park in LEV metered spaces, your vehicle must qualify, and you must pay the meter — $0.25 per 15 minutes.
The vehicle list compiled by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy decides what qualifies as a low emissions vehicle. This list is also utilized by the US Green Building Council to determine qualifying alternative transportation programs for LEED credit.
Electric vehicle charging stations are located inside both the Oakand Avenue and McIver Parking Decks, as well as near the Nursing and Instructional Building and the Kaplan Center for Wellness.
You can pay by the hour to park in either deck and use the charging stations. If you have a valid UNCG permit and a registered EV (electrical vehicle) you will be able to get one complimentary deck exit pass and have the option to purchase up to three daily discount exit passes for either the Oakland or McIver Deck ($3 each), per calendar month. You can register your EV by filling out the online EV registration form.
Charging stations are reserved for plug-in electric vehicles during active charging sessions. Time limits are strictly enforced. Once a vehicle is fully charged, it must be moved so other vehicles can access the charging stations. Students and employees with the proper deck permits may utilize the charging stations without paying additional fees. The visitor parking rate is $2 the first hour, $1 each additional hour.
The projects are the result of a student initiative with support from the UNCG Green Fund. Thanks to the Triad Electric Vehicle Association (TEVA) for volunteering their time and electric vehicles for us to capture photos and video to post and use for charging demonstrations. Thanks to Strong College, UNCGreen and the Office of Sustainability for ongoing support in promoting these charging stations. Please visit www.plugshare.com for assistance locating these and other charging stations.
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