As an urban campus located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, USF St. Petersburg works closely with our city neighbors to offer transportation alternatives which help the environment and the community.
“I’d like to thank the University of South Florida St. Petersburg for taking the initiative
and working with our team to help bring this innovative and clean technology to campus,
that will benefit its students, faculty, staff and visitors.”
– Jeff Baker, Government and Community Relations Manager for Duke Energy, during the unveiling of new electric vehicle charging stations on campus.
BIKE FRIENDLY CAMPUS
We partner with the City of St. Petersburg to secure discounts with Coast, which included the placement of a bike share hub on campus providing easy access for students to rent and ride a bike.
USF's St. Petersburg campus also partnered with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to create a campus-wide car share program. Students and staff are allowed to rent one of the cars, located in our parking garage. Students and staff are also encouraged to use the Enterprise ZimRide program. This program allows commuters to carpool with other students to-and-from campus and the surrounding Tampa Bay area.
GETTING TO SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION
- Bike Share Program – 25 bicycles
- 6 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations across campus
- PSTA Free Pass Program
- Enterprise Car Share Program for students to utilize cars available on campus
- Certified as a Bike Friendly University
- Collaboration with Coast Bikes for student discounts to use the City Bike
- Share program
- Special Parking for Carpooling students
BIKE-A-BULL BIKE SHARE PROGRAM
Bike-A-Bull is an on-campus bike-share program. Students only need their university ID to rent a bike for 24 hours. After receiving a list of traffic laws and signing an agreement waiver, students are assigned a Sea Wind beach cruiser and given two lights, a helmet and a lock (with the option of a basket).
Want to rent a bike? Stop by the Waterfront between the hours of 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
PSTA U-PASS PROGRAM
Under PSTA’s Universal Pass (U-Pass) program, USF St. Petersburg campus students, faculty and staff can ride any of the 200 Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) buses and trolleys for free. Riders simply show their University ID card when boarding a bus or trolley. USF's St. Petersburg campus pays PSTA a flat rate to provide the unlimited access to buses and trolleys. (Buses stop regularly on campus, on 6th Avenue near the Butterfly Garden)
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS
There are six electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on campus – located in parking lot 2, lot 7, and the 5th Ave. South parking garage. All charging units are open to the public and require a valid USF St. Petersburg campus parking pass. Daily parking passes can be purchased in the parking garage or in lot 19. In the parking garage, there is a DC fast charger unit, which can provide up to 100 miles of range in 30 minutes. While in parking lot 2 and 7, there are Level 2 charging stations that can charge any electric vehicle and provide up to 30 miles of range in an hour. All stations were installed at no cost to the University by Duke Energy as part of its Park and Plug pilot program.
Parking spaces dedicated for low-emission vehicles are available at central parking lots on campus.