Implementation of various carpool programs has been a major improvement to commuter transportation. To increase carpools, expanded incentives are offered to participants that include preferred parking and reduced parking permit fees. Clemson Carpool was established to help facilitate increased carpool opportunities. The program is available to students, faculty, and staff and provides discounted and more convenient parking locations. Clemson University also provides a free shuttle service to both Greenville-Spartanburg and Charlotte-Douglas International airports for each major break, like Fall Break, Thanksgiving, Winter Break and Spring Break. More information can be found at the Airport Shuttle webpage.
In conjunction with the President's Commission on Sustainability and the Sustainability Action Plan, Clemson University has made efforts to reduce carbon emissions due to transportation. Through new programs for commuters and encouraging bicycle riding, Clemson has worked to decrease this significant source of pollution through new programs for commuters and encouraging bicycle riding.
Approximately 7% of carbon emissions come from students and employees commuting to campus and University-owned vehicles; not included is the indirect pollution from fossil fuel extraction and mining.Take the Commuting Survey
Clemson University has received national recognition as a Bicycle Friendly University at the bronze level by the League of American Bicyclists, one of just 58 schools to earn the designation. The Bicycle Friendly University program recognizes institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bikeable campus for students, staff, and visitors. By taking steps toward a bike-friendly environment, Clemson University has become a healthier and more sustainable community. The University adopted the Bikeways Master Plan in 2012 as a part of the on-going commitment to environmental sustainability. This plan has been approved in order to create a bicycle system that "promotes safety and provides a robust network of commuting and recreational pathways that connect the entire extended campus." The major goal is to continue to integrate bike pathways between on-campus housing, academic and athletic facilities, and extended connections to off-campus facilities. Increasing the amount and the quality of on-campus bicycle racks is another improvement that the University has pledged to enact.
In 2017, Parking and Transportation Services created a Bike-Share program. Students can pick up a bike from any of the five different docking locations and bike around campus.