Promoting Sustainable Transportation

SF State is committed to being a walkable, bikeable, transit-oriented campus.


Our Goal: Reduce our Drive-Alone Rate

In 2009, SF State adopted a Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Plan to guide its efforts to minimize transportation impacts associated with the university's growth. It aims to minimize peak-period vehicle trips to the campus by promoting access to alternative modes of transportation. Click here to read the TDM Plan

SF State supports SFMTA's goal of 50% non-auto (transit, bicycling, walking and taxi) trips by 2018 and the Board of Supervisors' resolution of 20% of trips by bicycle by 2020.


Current Initiatives

  • We encourage sustainable commuting through Commuter Check Direct, free BART shuttles, a valet Bike Barn, on-campus shuttles, and a rideshare program. Starting in 2017, students will have access to the Gator Pass. Learn more at the parking & transportation page.
  • Power to the Pedal bike program: The Office of Sustainability and Associated Students co-sponsor free bicycle repair sessions at campus Farmers Markets and social bike events throughout the year. Follow SFSU Power to the Pedal on Instagram

Group of sf state staff and students on bicycles


Our Progress

SF State conducts a transportation survey every three years to determine how commuters get to campus. Our drive-alone rate is steadily decreasing as more students, staff, and faculty commute via public transportation. Read more in our 2016 Transportation Survey.