Berea College offers sustainable transportation resources such as campus bike racks and carpool parking, a campus shuttle system to surrounding communities, and a student-led community bike program.
Berea College and Enterprise Car Rentals provide an on-campus car for student use. All students can sign up to use the car by going to the Enterprise Car Share website. Students under the age of 18 must have a parent’s signature to join.
In partnership with Zimride, Berea College offers a ride sharing and carpooling service. The service is free to use for all students. All you have to do is sign up by clicking here.
Four bicycle repair stations have been installed in easily accessible corners of campus. Additionally, a bike share program is in the works (more information to come). Click here to find out more about these exciting opportunities and information about bicycle infrastructure in other parts of the world.
Campus Life offers a transportation service for Berea College students called “BC Express.” This 12-passenger van operates during regular hours three days a week to provide transportation for students to local towns and businesses.
Motor Pool Vehicles
The campus motor pool includes three hybrid vehicles for College business and academic use. The Ecovillage offers a hybrid Toyota Prius that residents can check out for off-campus needs such as grocery shopping. There is a mileage fee if only one person uses the car, but it is free if there are two or more people riding in the car.
Student Car Policy
As a residential college serving low-income students, Berea’s car policy prohibits all freshmen from having cars and limits the number of approved student vehicles and campus parking spaces. As noted on pp. 69-70 of the Berea College Student Handbook, “College policy is to discourage unnecessary ownership and use of personal vehicles by students. It is also College policy to provide an educational and social situation in which the ownership and use of personal motor vehicles by students is not normally needed. Ecological and environmental effects, loss of open space, costs of parking, and increased traffic hazards associated with a large number of motor vehicles are also factors influencing the College’s policy of restricting student vehicles.”