Georgia State is committed to making it easier for campus members to choose more environmentally friendly modes of transportation. As a GSU faculty member, staff or student, you are able to take advantage of public transportation discounts, free bicycle rentals, electric vehicle charging and ZipCar discounts.
Biking Around Campus
In 2013, Georgia State was awarded a technical assistance grant by the Atlanta Regional Commission for a campus-wide bicycle plan, keeping with the university’s strong bicycling culture. The university has also been given a Blinkie Award by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.
For campus members who do not have their own bikes, the university offers free bike rentals through our Touch the Earth program housed below the Student Recreation Center. They also offer basic bike services. You can also take advantage of the City of Atlanta’s new Relay bike share program which has stations conveniently located around campus. Click here for Relay pricing information.
If you are looking for places to park or store your bicycle while you are in a class or meeting, take a look at the interactive bike rack map created by Central Atlanta Progress for Downtown Atlanta.
There are several ZipCar vehicles located around the downtown campus including locations at the Commons, Piedmont North Residence Hall, M Deck and G Deck. Through the partnership with the university, the Zipcar membership price for campus members recently changed to $15. Zipcar also waives the application fee ($25) for all affiliated university members. Find out more here.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Georgia State offers convenient ChargePoint charging stations across campus. Campus members can charge their electric vehicles for the low price of $1 for the first four hours. To find a charger near you, check out this map or download the ChargePoint mobile app where you can also check on station availability in real-time.
Discounts for Public Transportation
Students, faculty and staff who wish to purchase a GSU discounted monthly MARTA pass will need to visit the customer service area at Campus Services and obtain a MARTA Breeze card. By purchasing through the university, students are able to purchase a monthly MARTA pass for only $61 before the 15th of each month, while faculty and staff can receive a discounted rate of $77 before the 15th of each month and can also take advantage of MARTA discounts by signing up through payroll deduction. To find out more, click here.
GRTA service runs Monday-Friday during peak commuting times and each GRTA route serves at least one MARTA station. Monthly discounted rates are available through Georgia State. Check out this GRTA Georgia State campus bus stop and route map to see which route works best for you. To purchase a discounted 31 day pass, visit the Campus Services customer service windows located on the second floor of the University Bookstore Building.