Transportation

Farmington Canal Heritage Trail

Location: Path entrance next to 24 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven, CT 06511
Description: 80 miles biking and pedestrian trail that follows the path of a former canal, which runs all the way to Northampton, MA. Yale contributed toward the completion of two blocks of the trail through downtown New Haven, from Hillhouse Avenue to the Audubon Arts District. The City is planning for the final portion of the trail that will connect to the Long Wharf district.
Did you know? The trail encourages active transportation on campus as it connects central campus to Science Park.
  • Town-gown connection shown through 2 engravings on Franklin and Murray Colleges along the trail depicting the trail as a canal and as a railway
  • Yale was awarded gold bicycle friendly university status by the League of American Bicyclists in 2017, one of only 20 other universities in the country.
Get involved: Explore the trail on foot or by bike. 

New Haven Green

Location: 250 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06511
Description: Equal parts park and town square, the New Haven Green is the centerpiece of a nine-square street grid. Elm Street hosts one of New Haven’s dedicated bike lanes and the Green is a hub for CTTransit buses and shuttles to Union Station. 
Did you know? Bicycles are accommodated on all CTTransit buses, as well as all Yale Shuttle buses. 
Get involved: Log your bus trips in CTrides Commuter Rewards to earn restaurant coupons, local retailer discounts, and tickets to shows and attractions.

Bikeshare

Location: 50 shared-use bicycles with several locations around Central and Medical School campuses. 
Description: Yale University has partnered with Noa Technologies (Noa) to provide bikesharing to Yale students, faculty, and staff members. Noa uses a cloud-based fleet management software to provide real-time bike location, status, alerts, and analytics.
Did you know? Bikeshare promotes carbon-free transportation (and great exercise!)
  • Yale was awarded gold bicycle friendly university status by the League of American Bicyclists in 2017, one of only 20 other universities in the country
Get involved: Join Yale’s bikeshare or take a bike safety course

Zipcar

Location: Over 30 vehicles in 9 locations around campus; http://www.zipcar.com/yale
Description: Car sharing program that uses revolutionary technology to make the process of car sharing safe, easy, and convenient.
Did you know? Zipcar encourages the shared economy
  • Yale was the first location in CT to have Zipcar
Get involved: Become a Zipcar member to have access to a car when you need it. 

Bradley Street Bicycle Co-op

Location: 138 Bradley St, New Haven, CT 06511
Description: Yale is partnered with the Bradley Street Bicycle Co-op to recycle abandoned, unwanted, or unused bikes on Yale’s campus and provide them to members of the community who need them to get to work or school.
Did you know? Bikes donated from the Yale community will be inspected and repaired at the Co-op, then given to local organizations and individuals in need.
Get involved: At the co-op, you can work alongside trained staff to learn how to fix or tune-up your bike. The Bradley Street Bicycle Co-op offers various options for memberships for access to their garage and shop, and discounts for volunteers who work on the donated bikes.