Transportation, in the form of commuting and navigating around campus during the day, has impacts in the form of air pollution, GHGs, and land use. The Office of Transportation Options was established with the goal of reducing the environmental and financial impact of the University’s transportation needs while enhancing the quality of life for all users of New Haven’s streets.

Yale aims to lessen it’s impact on New Haven traffic congestion and vehicle emissions by reducing single occupancy vehicle use by faculty and staff to campus 2% below 2012 levels by June 2016.

Transportation Options takes a multi-faceted approach: simultaneously working to reduce the number of single-occupancy commuter vehicles and the size of the Yale fleet; offering a bike share program and enhancing facilities for use by bicyclists; offering “commuter counseling” and other incentives for using transit, bicycling, walking, car-sharing (Zipcar), and ride-sharing, and investigating sustainable fuel options for the Yale shuttle buses and university fleet vehicles.