GW works to reduce the carbon intensity of its transportation carbon footprint. The Transportation CAP implementation team is working on a variety of projects to help incentivize lower carbon intensity transportation options.

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Here is a map of on-campus public transporation and parking options.

Transportation Options

Bike Amenities

GW faculty and staff are now eligible for a discounted Capital Bikeshare annual membership of only $25. Enjoy all the perks of Capital Bikeshare membership for less than 50 cents a week! Visit the Colonial Communitywebsite for more information.

The university maintains several facilities for bikers on campus. The university has 77 racks, 492 spaces. As new buildings come online, the university is integrating more secured bike storage and additional racks, with an additional 284 spots in current/upcoming construction.

In fall 2011, the Office of Sustainability partnered with the GW Lerner Health and Wellness Center to offer a shower-pass program to the university's gym. This program provides discounted semester-long gym memberships to the gym to cyclists and pedestrian commuters to use the shower and locker facilities.

Learn more about bicycling at GW and the Health GW Initiative here!


GW operates two inter-campus shuttles to the Mount Vernon campusand to the Virginia Ashburn campus.



To promote carpooling, the GW NuRide program connects GW commuters from around the D.C. area. Registered riders earn rewards for each carpool ride found through NuRide and the GW Parking Office provides carpoolers with a reduced monthly parking rate of $195 per month instead of the standard $230 monthly to park on the Foggy Bottom Campus and $110 per month instead of the standard $140 per month to park on the Mount Vernon Campus. A carpool is defined as two or more GWU employees' sharing the program. Parking fees are paid via payroll deduction and the fee is divided equally amongst the registered carpoolers.


Electric Car Charging Station

In spring 2012, GW installed an electric vehicle charging station in the Academic Center Parking Garage. The university received the station free of charge through a Department of Energy grant. Learn more about the ChargePoint Network and call the GW Parking Office if you have questions about the on-campus station.


Shower-Pass Membership

George Washington low-carbon commuters can use Lerner Health and Wellness Center shower facilities after they arrive on campus