Did you know? 11% of our greenhouse gas emissions come from student, faculty, and staff commuting, while 3.5% come from Bard-owned vehicles.

Bard encourages our community to avoid travel by single-occupancy cars. You can be healthier, build community and prevent the release of 19 pounds of carbon dioxide for every gallon of gasoline you save by walking, biking, or riding the Bard shuttle.

Students getting on the Bard Shuttle
Bard campus bike ride

Shuttles and Area Transportation

A free campus shuttle circulates from campus to the villages hourly. The county LOOP bus allows some commuters access to campus twice daily.

Bard participates in a car rental service called Zipcar, providing the opportunity for drivers ages 18 years and older to avoid car ownership, and reserve a vehicle for short-term needs. Plan ahead - it takes time to get your membership card in the mail.  The offer for students: all students $10.00 off the normal annual fee making it a $25 membership.

Introducing Ride Sharecan you share a ride one day a week?  Qualify for prime parking in Olin and Main parking lots when you share a ride - be sure to get your RideShare dashboard sign from Security. You do not need a car to participate in Ride Share.

Check out Bard's Transportation webpage for more information!


Bike riding has a long tradition at Bard and there are many resources available for those interested in using bicycle transport.
The Bike Co-op is a free resource for the Bard community's bike-related needs.

Take care of your bike!
Park your bike only on bike racks or you risk getting it clipped. Lock it with a strong lock.
Bikes can’t be left at Bard over the summer. If you’re staying on campus this summer, watch your email to see how to register your bike.
B&G will clip and remove all unregistered bikes, regardless of where they are, starting 7am Tuesday May 28.
Abandoned bikes are raffled off each year and redistributed by lottery. Watch your email for a chance to enter the lottery. You must be present on campus June 14 in order to participate.

Electric Vehicles

We have four locations for Bard community members and the public to charge electric vehicles. They are located at: Montgomery Place Lot (ChargePoint), Main Lot by Sottery (EVConnect), Admissions Lot by Fisher Arts (EVConnect), and Alumni/ae House (to be relocated to the Richard B. Fisher Center) (ChargePoint). Each location has two ports and two designated parking spots for electric vehicles only.

Until we post signs with rules of use, we hope that electric vehicle drivers will use the spaces only when actively charging their cars. If you have problems using the charging stations, please use the help numbers that are posted by the manufacturers. Want to be part of the Bard electric transportation group? Have other feedback regarding this new program? Contact us.


Bard is a walkable campus—most buildings are within half a mile of Kline Commons. The Village of Red Hook is 3.5 miles to the southeast of campus, making it a quick bike ride through residential streets. The Village of Tivoli is three miles to the north, through a state park.