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Alternative Transportation Options

Car Free Day

Celebrate Car Free Day on Sept. 22

Kickstart your day in a fun and healthy way by reducing or eliminating your car use on Fri., September 22 – World Car Free Day.

Whether you decide to bike, walk, take the bus, or carpool, celebrate at our “Car Free Day Pit Stop” hosted jointly by Reconnect Rochester and the University. The pit stop will be held at the cycle track on Elmwood Ave., across from the main hospital entrance. Drop by any time between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. to meet fellow cyclists and enjoy snacks, coffee, and giveaways while supplies last.


Alternative Transportation Options

The Transportation and Parking Department offers and supports several alternative modes of transportation. The alternative modes provide sustainable options that can help you:

  • Reduce carbon emissions
  • Save money
  • Reduce stress

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Wheels on Wednesday Bike Classes

Boost your biking skills with
Wheels on Wednesday

Join us for “Wheels on Wednesday”, a series of free, 15-minute online sessions that cover a wide variety of cycling topics. Sessions are held from noon to 12:15 p.m., and registration is required.

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Got Questions?

If you have questions about any of the alternative transportation programs, feel free to reach out!

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