Student volunteers from Starter Bikes provide free bicycle repairs to their peers.
Georgia Tech addresses issues of sustainability in transportation through numerous channels. Research focuses on alternative fuels, fuel efficiency, transportation usage, policy and planning, and transportation infrastructure.
Georgia Tech’s Parking and Transportation Services offers environmentally responsible transportation choices for students, faculty and staff. Carpool permits and SmartPark offer flexibility within the campus parking system; alternative transportation choices are provided through partnerships with Zipcar, Zimride, viaCycle MARTA, GRTA, CCT and GCT. Bike GT provides a resource for those who choose to bike to campus.
The Institute's efforts resulted in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency selecting Georgia Tech as one of the “Best Places for Commuters.” In 2012, the Leage of American Cyclists designated Georgia Tech as a Silver-level university, making it the easternmost school to earn that honor. Parking and Transportation Services also maintains mass transit options on campus including a fleet of natural gas-powered buses, which carry more than 2.5 million riders across campus each year.