The University of Georgia Parking Services Department encourages and supports the
use of alternative forms of transportation such as walking, bicycling, carpooling
and using public transit. As an incentive to promote the ATP program, Parking Services
has designated certain areas across campus. The following locations are authorized
free – parking locations for ATP permit holders. Because they help reduce greenhouse
gas emissions, conserve natural resources and lessen dependence on the automobile,
these programs are a priority for the University of Georgia and Parking Services
as a whole.
- Those biking, walking & riding an Athens Transit Bus as their primary means
of getting to campus will receive 22 days of free parking per year in designated
locations. (distributed 2 uses per month)
- Carpool participants and those choosing to only bring a motorcycle, moped or scooter
will receive 11 days of free parking per year in designated locations. (distributed
1 use per month)
- Those bringing one standard vehicle to campus will be required to purchase a permit
at the normal monthly permit rate for the lot assigned.
- Those choosing to bring both a vehicle and a motorcycle, scooter, or moped will
be required to purchase a permit for each of these means of transportation.
Designated ATP Location-
- ATP permits will be valid in the following locations:
- (E05) East Village Parking Deck (Effective September 1 2009)
- (W05) Hull Street Parking Deck
- (S15) Carlton Street Parking Deck
- (N06) North Campus Parking Deck
- Permits can be used in more than one location in one day and only cause one usage
to be deducted from the permit.
Athens Transit, better known as “The Bus”, is the public transportation system owned
and operated by Athens-Clarke County Unified Government. Students and employees
can ride any Athens Transit bus for free when they present a UGA ID.
The Bus provides student transportation to campus, jobs, recreational opportunities,
medical services, social activities and community services. Eighteen routes cover
142 miles of roadway in Athens , including the UGA campus, and many apartment complexes
have direct service from their property to campus. Nine of these routes travel through
campus and stop at UGA bus stops. In addition, a fleet of four Para-Transit vans
provides door-to-door service for Athens residents. Routes and schedules are available
. Each Athens Transit bus is equipped with bike racks.
As a way to reduce the demand for parking on campus, UGA Parking Services is offering
incentives for those who choose to ride The Bus as their primary means of transportation.
Parking Services will issue 22 passes per year (distributed up to 2 per month) for
those days when their transportation needs are beyond the reach of The Bus.
Walking helps reduce stress, boost energy levels and prevent weight gain. Plus,
students who choose to walk rather than drive a vehicle to campus may be issued
22 free passes per year (distributed up to 2 per month) for those days when walking
just won't work. While UGA's main campus covers 605 acres, it's not as big as you
think. A ten-minute walk can get you from Brumby to Baldwin Hall, Park Hall to Grad
Studies, or from Snelling Hall to the Ramsey Center .
Concerned about your safety? UGA is implementing a master plan that creates a pedestrian
friendly campus by improving crosswalks across major streets. In addition, cross
campus vehicular traffic is being reduced by restricting access to campus roads
and concentrating parking lots along the periphery of campus.
Safety Tip : Remember, there's safety in numbers and look both ways before crossing
a street (look for cyclists, too!).
Get around campus quickly and easily using your bike! UGA promotes biking as a way
of decreasing the demand for parking on campus. Students who choose not to drive
their vehicles to campus may be issued 22 free passes per year (distributed up to
2 per month) for those days when biking just won't work. In addition, a biking master
plan is being developed that increases the network of bike paths throughout campus.
Need to get your bike to campus? Try the Bus-N-Bike program with Athens Transit.
for more information. Ride to class and secure your bike to any one of numerous
bike racks distributed throughout campus.
- Bike Athens is a non-profit organization that seeks to improve local transportation
- Bike Athens works with Athens-Clarke County and University of Georgia officials
to improve public transit, to increase pedestrian safety and to establish a safe
network of in-town and campus bikeways.
- By sponsoring group bike rides and community activities, Bike Athens promotes safety
for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.
- Meetings are held the last Monday of each month, and all who are interested in attending
- Visit www.bikeathens.com
for more information.
Safety Tip : Remember to follow the rules of the road and wear your helmet!
Parking Services offers a carpooling program to help reduce parking demand and traffic
on campus. Carpooling will help you trim your budget because you share the permit
costs with your friends, and you reduce your gasoline and maintenance expenses for
To make carpooling easy for you, Parking Services will issue 11 free passes per
year (distributed 1 use per month) to registered carpool participants. These passes
will allow complimentary parking on those days when the car pool won't work, so
don't let the occasional doctor's appointment or club meeting prevent you from joining
a carpool! Additional information regarding carpools is available in the rules and regulations .
Motorcycles, Mopeds and Scooters
Motorcycles, Mopeds and Scooters have become the latest fad here on the UGA campus.
Parking Services is quickly working to add moped/scooter corrals and improve current
motorcycle spaces. Those who choose a motorcycle, moped, or scooter as their primary
source of transportation will receive 11 free passes per year (distributed 1 use
per month). However, those choosing to bring both a vehicle and a motorcycle, scooter,
or moped will not receive free passes and will be charged for both a standard permit
and a motorcycle permit.