Transportation accounts for the second largest greenhouse gas emission category, behind energy. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville has taken many steps to provide alternative transportation to and around campus.
If you do not have your own bike, the University of Tennessee Outdoor Program (UTOP) allows students to rent bikes for a day, weekend, or semester all for a small fee. UTOP also hosts a bike shop in which they will help any student, staff, or faculty member repair or tune-up their bike, free of charge.
E-Scooters can be a great resource for transportation to and from class as an alternative to driving. LINK scooters can be found on and around campus and in the Knoxville downtown area.
With dedicated bike lanes and sharrows on campus, coupled with an extensive Greenway System throughout the greater Knoxville area, UT is a great place to bike and walk. The Pedestrian Mall Extension project is helping create a more walkable and user friendly space for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
“The T” provides all UT students, staff, faculty, and visitors a safe, convenient, and free campus transportation service. The new fleet offers real-time GPS tracking, and front-of-vehicle bicycle racks.
The Trolley, run through Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) has free routes that go around Downtown Knoxville and campus. The Orange Line Trolley runs every 15 minutes, and is a easy way to get from campus to downtown Knoxville.
KAT buses travel to all of Knoxville’s major retail destinations and grocery stores. For more information about bus routes and fares check out the KAT website.
Looking for a ride home? Meeting a friend at another college? Smart Trips is a free service that offers a single trip finder to get you where you need to go. Smart Trips also provides your guide to alternative and sustainable transportation needs in Knoxville and provides incentives for those that choose to walk, roll, or ride green. Sign up for free to log your sustainable transportation trips for the chance to earn $50 and $100 gift cards to local establishments like The Tomato Head or Regal Cinemas. Grand prizes include iPads, Amazon Kindles, or even a $1,500 vacation package courtesy of AAA Travel.
East Tennessee EVSE Map
Looking for places to charge your electric vehicle? See the map below for all locations in East Tennessee.