Transportation

Electric Vehicle

The University Master Plan calls for a continuing move towards a more pedestrian-friendly campus. By moving parking closer to the edges of campus, Colorado State aims to encourage alternative modes of transportation on campus, such as walking and bicycling.

Electric Vehicles

Colorado State utilizes electric vehicles, where possible. Currently, Facilities Management, as well as Central Receiving, Athletics Department, and Parking Services make use of these vehicles.

Hybrid Electric Vehicles

The University currently has two hybrid electric vehicles - one from Toyota and another from Honda. One of these vehicles is used as the departmental vehicle for Facilities and the other is offered for campus use through the motor pool. To reserve a vehicle, use the online vehicle reservation request form.

Transit Center

The Transit Center project is a LEED Gold facility that was built to offer efficient mass transit solutions to the University and the entire Fort Collins community. Please see the Transit Center project page for additional details and images.

Segway

Segway Outline

The Segway is under trial use with the Trades, Grounds, and Maintenance shops within Facilities Management. The Segway provides a more efficient means of transportation for on-campus errands than adding an additional vehicle to the fleet. In addition, the cargo boxes make the Segway more functional. On the green side, the battery-operated Segway means this transport gives off zero emissions during operation, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and use of imported fossil fuels.

The Segway operates by responding to the body movement of the human rider in order to move forward, backward and turn. Segway models can travel as far as 24 miles/38 kilometers on a single battery charge, depending on terrain, payload, and riding style. All factors considered, the Segway is eleven times more efficient than the average American car, and over three times more efficient than even the highest-mileage scooters.

View the media gallery for images and video of Facilities Management's Segway in action! Also see Segway's Keep it Green page for more details regarding the machine's environmental impact.

Commuter Survey

In 2008, Colorado State University conducted a university-wide commuter survey to help identify campus-related greenhouse gas emissions. For results and information about this survey, please see the reports & campus statistics.