Alternate 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 it is better for the environment. 



HSU 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?

Traveling to see family in the Valley? Want to visit the Bay Area? Already considering how to get home for Winter Break? Take the Amtrak San Joaquins Route 7 bus that now has a stop on HSU's campus! 

Amtrak San Joaquins is expanding its presence in Northern California with the introduction of Route 7 at a new bus stop that will provide drop-off and pick-up services on LK Wood Boulevard at the entrance to College Creek Field. The new site provides a convenient, safe, and accessible location for the over 6,000 students, faculty, and staff members at HSU to travel throughout the San Joaquin Valley. If you’re a student, be sure to save 30% with the 6TIX Student Pass or 15% with our Student Discount! For more information on routes and schedules, visit

Explore the Options!

And, check out this film about alternative transportation options at HSU, 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].

Below are links describing the variety of transportation alternatives available to the campus community. Try a new form of transportation today!