Alternative transportation resources

Transportation resources

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GRTC

VCU and GRTC are piloting a partnership through the end of July 2019 in which VCU covers the cost of GRTC ridership for VCU, VCU Health System and Virginia Premier students and employees. GRTC provides fast, frequent and reliable bus service to many locations. Get details about GRTC routes, park-and-ride parking lots, and how to use GRTC to access locations throughout the Richmond region. Visit go.vcu.edu/grtc for details about riding GRTC.

The Pulse
GRTC Pulse is a modern, rapid transit bus that serves a 7.6 mile route along Broad Street and Main Street, from Rocketts Landing to Willow Lawn. Pick up the Pulse at a station near you.

GRTC Route 5
Route 5 route connects the VCU Monroe Park and MCV Campuses and runs every 15 minutes. See the Route 5 map for stops and route information.

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Car and vanpools

Carpools and vanpools are a great option and offer riders a lot of flexibility. Network with your colleagues to find others who might be interested in splitting the costs of commuting by carpooling or vanpooling. See incentive eligibility requirements and get tips for managing a carpool or vanpool.

GRTC resources
Register with GRTC’s RideFinders service to connect with others in your area who are interested in carpooling. RideFinders also provides registered users a limited number of emergency rides as well as rewards for logging alternatives to driving alone. 

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Zipcar

Zipcar is a car-sharing service that provides you the opportunity to get around during the day if you need a vehicle for a short period of time or to run and errand. Rent a Zipcar by the hour or by the day. VCU and VCU Health System students and employees are eligible for a discounted membership. Learn more about Zipcar at zipcar.com/vcu

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Biking and walking

Biking and walking offer tremendous health and environmental benefits. VCU offers resources for safely biking and getting around campus at police.vcu.edu. Learn more about registering your bike, using a helmet, and where to store your bike while on campus.

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RamBikes

RamBikes, operated by VCU's Office of Sustainability, is dedicated to promoting bicycling as a safe, fun, economical, efficient and environmentally friendly transportation option for the VCU community. VCU RamBikes is your campus resource for biking safely and enjoyably around campus. Visit the RamBikes shop at 201 N. Belvidere St. (at Grace Street) for more information about bike loans, biking in RVA, benefits of biking, tire inflation facilities, Fixit self-repair stands, and more! Learn more at bikes.vcu.edu.

RVA Bike Share

RVA Bike Share is the city's bike share program. Going for a ride is simple – with a network of 20 stations and 220 bikes, riders can access bikes 24/7 all around the city. Learn more at rvabikes.com

Electric scooters

Rentable electric scooters will be available in Richmond as early as Spring 2019. Whether you rent an electric scooter or ride your own, be safe and always wear a helmet! Electric scooters are only permitted in dedicated bike lanes or on the street. Charging and storing electric scooters in campus buildings is not permitted. 

Other resources

LiveSafe

Use VCU’s LiveSafe app to make your commute safer. The LiveSafe app makes reporting crime easier and provides greater access to safety resources on campus. You can even have your walks to work monitored. Learn more at police.vcu.edu/stay-safe/livesafe/.

Zoom

VCU and VCU Health System employees have access to Zoom, a desktop conferencing application that allows users and guests to send and receive video and audio as well as share and annotate computer content in conferences with up to 50 participants. Learn more at about Zoom.  

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