Sustainable Commuting

Better choices for the environment

Sustainable Commuting Highlights

Whether riding on a Cliff Shuttle, powered by cooking oil used in campus and hospital kitchens to choosing to share a ride with a friend, Emory offers our community a multitude of options to reduce the environmental impact of getting to and around our facilities.

By 2020, all non-essential employees will telecommute at least one day a week.

Sustainable Commuting Benefits

  • Keeping cars off the road reduces greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution while reducing traffic and the need for expensive parking deck construction. Every month, about 240,000 rides are taken on the Cliff shuttle system.
  • Encouraging telecommuting supports a healthy work-life balance, and walking and biking have environmental and health benefits.

How It Works

  • Emory Transportation offers a wide range of commute alternatives including Park-n-ride facilities  at area shopping malls, information on vanpools and carpools and other resources.
  • Staff enrolled as alternative commuters are eligible for a variety of benefits including free MARTA transit passes, and benefits are available to graduate students who use commute alternatives.
  • Emory supports biking to and around campus! Check out resources and support to help you get around on two wheels.
  • Enterprise CarShare is a car share program that a convenient and flexible method of transportation for the Emory community.
  • Two Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations are located at Clairmont Tower on Clairmont Campus and an additional 4 EV charging station at Peavine II parking deck. Two EV charging stations are available on the Oxford campus in the Fleming parking lot.