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Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Alternative Transportation

Alt Trans icon Loyola University Chicago seeks to provide efficient, convenient, and safe transportation options for students, staff and visitors.  The urban setting of the Lake Shore and Water Tower Campuses provide a wealth of transit options including train, bus, bicycle, pedestrian, and car. Visit the Campus Transportation website.

Loyola encourages the reduction of single occupancy vehicle trips to campus through alternative transportation modes such as; public transit, Metra, Pace, and ride sharing, and healthy commuting options like walking and bicycling.  Increased use of alternative commuting options improves the quality of life on campus, strengthens our ties to our neighboring community, and reduces impacts on the environment.

Studies have shown that travel accounts for 30 to 50 percent of colleges’ and universities’ greenhouse gas emissions.  And Loyola does well when compared with other universities.

Electric Vehicle Charging

Loyola now has 2 electric vehicle charging stations installed and infrastructure to add an additional 6 stations. They are located in the Fordham parking garage on the Lake Shore Campus.Read more...

Public Transit

Loyola's campuses are conveniently accessible by train and bus, and Loyola programs encourage the use of public transit by students, faculty, and staff. Read more...


Biking is a popular and sustainable choice at Loyola, especially at our two lake front campuses located along multiple bike paths. Read more...

Car Sharing

Loyola has a partnership with local car-sharing company, I-GO, that provides a discount to the Loyola community. Read more...

Intercampus Shuttle Bus

At Loyola, all students, faculty, and staff are eligible to ride the biodiesel-powered inter-campus shuttle free of charge. Read more...


Loyola's neighborhoods offer plenty of safe, accessible sidewalks for everyone to enjoy. Read more...

Chain Links

Chain Links, a student-operated bike rental and repair shop, is active in promoting cycling and alternative transportation. Read more...


The Biodiesel program creates an alternative fuel source to reduce toxic emissions. Read more...


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Loyola University Chicago · 1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660 · Phone: 773-508-2130 · IES@luc.edu

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