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Sustainable Transportation

The concept of transportation alternatives is not a new one; it is, very simply, finding an alternative to one-car, one-driver commuting. The alternative may be in the form of a carpool, transit bus, bicycle, moped/motorcycle, or as a pedestrian. Each of these alternatives offers benefits to the user as well as to the University and the community including:

  • Saving money
  • Saving vehicle wear and tear
  • Saving gas and reducing energy consumption
  • Reducing traffic and parking congestion
  • Providing an environment to meet new friends, and is better for the environment. 



Current faculty and staff can now utilize the Cal Poly Humboldt Ride Match Service to connect with others living nearby who are interested in sharing a ride to/from campus.

It’s easy to participate - simply complete the Ride Match Service Interest Form, and the Ride Match Coordinator will email you with details for connecting with nearby ride matches. You can either request rides, offer to drive, or both, and you decide which of the matches you wish to connect with. Only current faculty and staff over the age of 18 may participate.

And if you have 3 or more people in your car (2 if that is the car’s maximum capacity) you can access the Carpool Preferential Parking lot and avoid the hassle of parking!

Save money on gas, parking costs, and vehicle maintenance! Reduce pollution! Avoid parking frustrations! Join the Ride Match Network today!



Humboldt partners with the City of Arcata to offer a quick, convenient and low-cost method for the community to rent bicycles. Students, faculty, and staff can unlock bikes from docking stations on campus (outside Harry Griffith Hall and Jolly Giant Commons) and in Arcata. Go to the Humboldt Bike Share landing page for details.


Looking for a ride home?


Get 30% off tickets with our 6TIX Student Pass or 15% off with our Student Discount!


Amtrak San Joaquins now allows bus-only travel to all 18 Bus Stop Pairs along Route 7 from Martinez to Arcata, providing an affordable, convenient, and comfortable transportation option throughout the region. Learn more here.

For more information on routes and schedules, visit 

Explore the Options!

And, check out this film about alternative transportation options at Humboldt, made by students in FILM 477 in Fall 2017 [Note: Zagster Bike Share went out of business in 2020 and removed their bikes and stations from campus].