Transportation, to, from, and around campus, has impacts in the form of air pollution, GHGs, and land use. The Transportation Options program 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 its impact on New Haven traffic congestion and vehicle emissions by by increasing the proportion of Yale community members commuting to campus using sustainable transportation modes by 10% above 2015 levels.

Transportation Options takes a multi-faceted approach: simultaneously working to reduce the number of single-occupancy commuter vehicles; offering a bike share program and enhancing facilities for use by bicyclists; and, offering incentives for using transit, bicycling, walking, car-sharing (Zipcar), and ride-sharing.