Lime will remove all existing bicycles from the South Bend area by mid-May including those at the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary's College and Holy Cross College. This effort is already underway. The mobility company, which is transitioning away from pedal bicycles in favor of electric bicycles and scooters, recently informed the University of its decision. Users with balances on their Lime accounts will be contacted soon regarding refunds, the company said. If you feel you are owed a refund and are not contacted by Lime, you can reach out to them using their request for help link.  The University remains committed to safe, sustainable and affordable transportation solutions for students, faculty, and staff, and will continue to explore opportunities for increased mobility on campus that do not contribute to transportation-related emissions.

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LEV Preferred Parking


In August 2009 the University announced a new preferred parking program for Low Emitting Vehicles (LEVs).  Over 50 spaces are available in five lots on campus for qualifying low emitting vehicles. These spaces are marked with special signage and are open to faculty, staff and graduate students. More information about the LEV Preferred Parking program can be found here

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations


There are currently seven electric vehicle charging stations on campus. Five of those stations are for use by the university fleet and the other two are available for use by the Notre Dame community. Public charging stations can be found at:  
  • Joyce Lot near lamppost 14
  • Library Lot near Leahy Drive
A $25 yearly permit is required to use the charging stations and can be obtained by scanning a copy of your vehicle registration, Notre Dame ID and Notre Dame parking permit and sending to
If you are a visitor on campus who would like to use the charging stations, temporary passes can be obtained at the Morris Inn, from NDSP in Hammes Mowbray or from the Office of Sustainability in Brownson Hall. There is no charge for temporary passes. Please email the Office of Sustainability with any questions.  



Zipcar is the world’s leading car-sharing service. Zipcars are available 24/7 to all students, faculty, and staff members, ages 18 and older. The option of renting a high-efficiency and low-cost Zipcar encourages students on campuses across the country to leave their cars at home during the school year.  
Gas, 180 miles per day, insurance, reserved parking spots and roadside assistance are included. Cars can be reserved anywhere from an hour to four days. Rates start at $8 per hour and $66 per day (24 hours).  
ND affiliates are welcome to join the service for $15 for the first year; $25 for the following year.  Annual membership fees and join fees are waived for department accounts and residence hall staff. ND students, faculty and staff can join at

Smart Cars


Notre Dame purchased four Smart Cars in August 2010.  One of the high-efficiency cars is used by Mail Services to replace a standard sedan, while the other three are used by the Development offices in Eddy Street Commons. The Smart Car is one of the most economical cars on the U.S. roads today, with an average of 33 mpg for city driving and 41 mpg on the highway. It is classified as an ultra-low emissions vehicle. The Smart Cars will contribute to improving the University Fleet’s average fuel efficiency.

Take the Bus- It’s Free With ID


If you have a Notre Dame ID, any TRANSPO bus is free, anytime.  So try taking the bus to work, and on your next weekend outing too!  Route 7 takes you to Notre Dame; see TRANSPO for all other routes.

Why travel when you can Zoom?


OIT provides video and web conferencing to the faculty, staff, and students at ND, and Zoom is Notre Dame's preferred audio and video conferencing solution. Conference participants can see each other via webcams, view the same powerpoint presentation on their computers, and even work together on the same documents in real-time. Recent teleconferences have connected those here on campus with colleagues across the globe, from Sweden to Antarctica. Zoom offers free and unlimited usage for anyone with a Notre Dame email and is cheaper than flying.  Best of all, teleconferencing reduces your carbon footprint.  Check out and learn more about Zoom conferencing.  

Bike to School – and to Work

Biking is great for the environment, your wallet, and your health. There are bike loops in dozens of locations around campus- check them out in the Guide to Michiana Bike Routes. The Bicycle Indiana Resource Guide is another great resource for biking throughout the region.


If you’re going to drive to work, find a co-worker to share a ride with.  You can cut your gas bill in half!  And follow these simple eco-driving recommendations to improve your mileage by up to 15%.

Staff / Faculty Shuttle

The Staff / Faculty Shuttle is designed to minimize the need to drive cars around campus.  As of summer 2008, the Staff/Faculty Shuttle service has expanded to incorporate more runs between Bulla Road and the Main Building.  Morning and afternoon service to/from Mason Services Center will remain.  See the route map for more information.  You can also download the ND Mobile app from the app store, or from Google Play for Android devices. Any device, including tablets and desktops, can also use the ND Mobile app by visiting

Hybrids in the Fleet

Notre Dame currently has a total of 11 hybrid vehicles in the university motor pool.  Next time you need a car from the motor pool, request a hybrid!