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Transportation Options

Vanderbilt offers a variety of transportation options for travel around campus or your commute. Please navigate to your community member type for more information on the options available to you.

FACULTY, STAFF, POSTDOCS AND GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS

MoveVU Goal: Increase walking from 6% to 10% by 2025.

According to recent analysis, approximately 26% of Vanderbilt commuters live within a 1-mile radius of campus, roughly a 20-minute walk.

There are many health and wellness benefits to walking. We encourage those who are able to walk to campus to enjoy this free mode. Although this mode may not be an option every day due to weather and other circumstances, every time you can commute to campus by walking makes a positive impact. We suggest having a sturdy umbrella, rain jacket and rain boots on hand to make your walking commute more palatable on rainy days.

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MoveVU Goal: Increase biking from 3% to 8% by 2025.

According to recent analysis, nearly 39% of Vanderbilt commuters live within a 3-mile radius of campus, roughly an 18-minute bike ride.

Bicycles are a great way to commute to and from and travel across campus. There are personal health and wellbeing benefits to biking and the mode is environmentally friendly.

Individuals with personal bicycles are encouraged to register their bikes with the Vanderbilt University Police Department (VUPD). Bicyclists must follow the circulation patterns on campus, yield to pedestrians in order to maintain physical distance, walk their bikes in dismount zones noted on campus such as the 21st Ave pedestrian bridges, Rand wall and Medical Center Plaza, and park responsibly at bike racks. 

Bike Parking, Facilities and Resources

View a map of bike parking (covered and uncovered), bike repair stations and shower facilities on campus. 

Bike lanes and greenways:

If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident on or near campus involving a bicycle, please report the incident to Vanderbilt University Police Department. For non-emergencies, call 615-322-2745. For emergencies, call 615-421-1911 if you are on campus or 911 if you are off campus.

Nashville BCycle Docked Bike Share

Nashville’s docked bikeshare system, BCycle, has relaunched with a full fleet of electric-assist bikes. Download the BCycle app to see docking stations and e-bike locations. There are two stations adjacent to campus at 21st Ave S & Broadway near the Owen school and 21st Ave S & Wedgewood in Hillsboro Village.

Designated Campus Bike Share

Vanderbilt currently does not have a designated bike share system. The university is actively looking for opportunities to bring dockless or docked bike share to campus.

Bike Friendly University

Vanderbilt was designated a bronze Bike Friendly University in 2015 by the League of American Bicyclists. A bike friendly university creates a safe place to bicycle; encourages all ages and abilities to ride; develops a strong bicycle culture; ensures safe roads for all users; and plans for bicycling across and to campus. Vanderbilt continues to install bike racks and designate dockless bike and scooter parking locations, provides bicycle registration, and collaborates with Metro Nashville government to encourage bicycling and improve infrastructure for bicyclists.

MoveVU outlines a strategy to pursue platinum designation by 2030. Vanderbilt is preparing another application, and the Vanderbilt Case Competition Club developed a framework in spring 2020 to reach platinum designation by 2030. Exciting changes to the bicycling network are occurring in Nashville, and Vanderbilt continues to work with our partners to ensure bicycling is a safe and attractive form of transportation for faculty, students, and staff.

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In an effort to de-densify campus for health and safety, the university has implemented a campus-wide electric scooter no-ride/dismount zone. We are working with scooter companies to ensure that scooters are not staged on campus and to implement a geofence that turns campus into a no-ride zone. Any changes to the use of e-scooters on campus will be shared with the campus community. 

Bikes are a great transportation option to use in place of e-scooters. Visit the bike section for more information. 

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MoveVU Goal: Increase transit use from 4% to 10% by 2025.

Recent analysis shows that nearly 35% of all Vanderbilt commuters, for a total of nearly 4,000 people, live within a one seat (no transfer) transit ride to campus. This includes people who live within 1/4 of a mile from a local bus route that comes within 1/8 of a mile to campus, as well as people who live within five miles of an existing park and ride lot whose express bus includes stops within 1/8 of a mile to campus.

EasyRide Transit Program

Vanderbilt’s EasyRide program with WeGo Public Transit has expanded. Exciting enhancements to the program include:

  • Free rides on WeGo local buses, WeGo regional buses, and the WeGo Star train
  • All full-time and part-time Vanderbilt faculty, staff, postdocs and students (undergraduate, graduate and professional) are covered by the program
  • Trips can be taken any time, not just for commutes to and from campus
  • Use of Commodore (Vanderbilt ID) Cards for all trips. Paper tickets no longer needed for WeGo regional buses and WeGo Star train.

Program enhancements provide more sustainable commute options, affordability, equity, access and convenience to the campus community.

WeGo Public Transit (formerly MTA)

WeGo Public Transit (formerly MTA) is Davidson County’s local bus system. Once inside the bus, instead of paying, swipe your Commodore (Vanderbilt ID) Card for your free trip as part of Vanderbilt's EasyRide program. 

There are several bus routes that pass along Vanderbilt’s campus, including the #3 and #5 along West End Avenue; the #7 along 21st Avenue; and #25 which runs along Edgehill Avenue.

View WeGo local bus routes and schedules here.

WeGo Regional Transit (formerly RTA)

WeGo Regional Transit (formerly RTA) is the regional bus system that operates 10 routes to and from Nashville to the following cities: Clarksville, Dickson, Franklin, Gallatin, Hendersonville, Joelton, La Vergne, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Springfield, Spring Hill, and Thompson’s Station.

There are several express routes that provide service to Vanderbilt from surrounding counties, including #87 Gallatin, #89 Springfield/Joelton, #91 Franklin, and #92 Hendersonville.

Once inside the bus, instead of paying, swipe your Commodore (Vanderbilt ID) Card for your free trip as part of Vanderbilt’s EasyRide program. You no longer need to purchase paper tickets from the Parking Office or Sarratt Box Office, and these trips are fully covered by Vanderbilt. 

View WeGo regional bus routes and schedules here.

WeGo Star (formerly Music City Star)

The WeGo Star (formerly Music City Star) is Nashville’s commuter train system that runs from Lebanon to Nashville’s Riverfront. Vanderbilt community members can take the #93 WeGo local bus from the Riverfront Station to campus.

Once inside the train, show your Commodore (Vanderbilt ID) Card to the ticket officer for your free trip as part of Vanderbilt’s EasyRide program. You no longer need to purchase paper tickets from the Parking Office or Sarratt Box Office, and these trips are fully covered by Vanderbilt. 

View WeGo Star train information here.

Real Time Bus Information

WeGo Public Transit provides real-time bus information to help plan your commute or next ride to a destination off campus. Real-time information helps in determining the best time to leave and wait for the bus. It also helps if you miss a bus or there are service interruptions. This is another tool to make commuting and traveling around the city easier.

In addition, you can download a mobile app to help with your next ride.

Google Maps – Apple iOS | Google Android

Transit – Apple iOS | Google Android

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MoveVU Goal: Increase carpooling from 6.5% to 8.5% by 2025.

Carpooling is a great way to share on gas costs, avoid wear and tear on personal vehicles, save money on parking and spend more time connecting with fellow Vanderbilt community members.

The MoveVU Commute Hub features a carpool matching tool. Join the carpool interest list if:

  • You are interested in carpooling to campus
  • You simply want to see if there are other Vanderbilt members in your area that share a similar work schedule and commute route as you who are also interested in carpooling

Campus zones will be used by Vanderbilt’s Transportation and Mobility office to improve carpool and vanpool matching functions in the MoveVU Commute Hub. The campus zone designations, which can be found on this map, help pinpoint commuters’ arriving location since some may have multiple building locations on Vanderbilt’s campus (ex. buildings for study, research, or work).

  • Student campus zones are currently defaulted to Vanderbilt University. Students will soon be able to update their campus zone designation dynamically (i.e. daily) in YES; changes in YES will be updated in the MoveVU Commute Hub once a day. Students who do not choose a campus zone will have a default Vanderbilt University location assigned. Note: Students must first register in the MoveVU Commute Hub to utilize carpool and vanpool matching services. Campus zones can only be updated in YES and cannot be updated in the MoveVU Commute Hub.
  • Campus zones for faculty, staff and postdocs are automatically assigned based on their work location in Oracle.

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MoveVU Goal: Increase vanpooling from 0.25% to 1.5% by 2025.

Vanpooling is a great way to share on gas costs, avoid wear and tear on personal vehicles, save money on parking and spend more time connecting with fellow Vanderbilt community members.

The MoveVU Commute Hub features a vanpool tool that allows you to:

  • Register an existing vanpool
  • Join a vanpool that matches your work schedule and commute route
  • Join the vanpool interest list (if there is not currently a vanpool that fits with your work schedule and commute)

Ready to vanpool? There are a few next steps you can take:

  • If you find 4 or more people through the vanpool interest list, you can reach out directly to a van provider to form your vanpool. Vanderbilt works with providers like VanStar and Commute with Enterprise.
  • If you find 4 or more people through the vanpool interest and would like assistance navigating how to form your vanpool, contact us at movevu@vanderbilt.edu and we can help you through the process.
  • If you only find 1, 2 or 3 potential Vanderbilt vanpoolers in your area, contact us at movevu@vanderbilt.edu, and with your permission, we can connect you with a vanpool provider like VanStar or Commute with Enterprise to see if there are other people outside of Vanderbilt on their interest lists with whom you could form a vanpool.

The university currently provides free parking for VanStar vans; the vans can park in any non-reserved zone space and no special permit is required.

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MoveVU Goal: Increase telecommuting from 2.75% to 5% by 2025.

Telecommuting, or working from home, is a zero-emission commute option. While this may not be an option for everyone, employees are encouraged to talk to their manager about opportunities to telecommute.

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Ridehail services like Uber and Lyft can be used on campus. The university is piloting nine designated ridehail pick-up and drop-off locations around campus. The locations are marked with signage and are available to select in the Uber and Lyft mobile apps. The areas include E. Bronson Ingram Circle, Kirkland Esplanade, Sarratt Student Center/Rand Hall, the Engineering and Science Building, McGugin Center, Blakemore House, VRWC Lot 27 across from Morgan Circle, Crawford House and Hank Ingram House.

Click on the map below for a larger version of the map. 

The decision to create dedicated ridehail pick-up and drop-off locations on campus was in direct response to requests from students to improve safety measures around the ridehail process. Vanderbilt University Public Safety conducted research on best-practices from peer universities and participated in educational webinars as part of the #WhatsMyName campaign to improve ridehail safety and awareness. The nine pilot locations were identified across campus based on existing ridehail activity and are in well-lit areas that can be easily monitored by cameras and VUPS patrols. This first phase of pick-up and drop-off locations will be monitored, and adaptations or new locations will be added as needed.

Vanderbilt University Public Safety recommends that riders follow these Ridehail Safety Guidelines when using ridehail services.

Vanderbilt has a preferred partnership with Lyft to offer a flexible transportation option for faculty, staff, and students using ridehail services while conducting official university business. Departments can now establish ride parameters for programmatic transportation needs through the Lyft dashboard. Learn more about the Lyft Ridehail Partnership here

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Vanderbilt has a Zipcar program available with a limited number of vehicles. Joining Zipcar is as simple as “join, reserve, and drive.”

  • Become a member by signing up online using Vanderbilt’s link and once approved, Zipcar will send a Zipcard, which is a member’s key to the entire fleet of over 12,000 vehicles across the globe.
  • Members can use Zipcar’s mobile app or go online to make a reservation.
  • At the beginning of a reservation, simply tap the Zipcard on the windshield, and the doors unlock. The key is already in the car.
  • As a round-trip car-sharing service, Zipcars should be brought back to their designated parking spot.
  • The Zipcar mobile app for iPhone and Android makes finding and reserving Zipcars quick and easy. The app allows members to honk the horn to locate a Zipcar and unlock the doors through a mobile device. 

Membership costs $25/year for students, staff and faculty, and hourly rates start at just $8.50/hour and $74/day (price may vary by market). Zipcar takes care of gas, insurance, maintenance, and a dedicated parking spot. Members must be 18 years and older to join. International drivers’ licenses are accepted.

In response to COVID-19 health concerns, Zipcar has made many improvements to its procedures. Learn more about what Zipcar is doing to protects its members here.

Zipcar spaces are designated on the parking map by a green car share symbol.

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Electric golf carts are available to provide rides for those with medical or accessibility needs. The service is a joint project among the Equal Opportunity and Access, Student Access, Vanderbilt University Public Safety and Transportation and Mobility offices.

Students 

Students with medical or accessibility needs must register for this service with and be approved through the Student Access Office. If you would like to access the pre-approved mobility rides, contact Student Access through the online portal or at (615) 343-9727.

Faculty and Staff 

Faculty and staff with medical or accessibility needs must register with and be approved through the Equal Opportunity and Access Office. If you would like to access the pre-approved mobility rides, contact Equal Opportunity and Access at (615) 343-9336.

Additional services for individuals with medical or accessibility needs:

  • Request an escort from Vanderbilt University Public Safety (VUPS) by calling dispatch at the non-emergency number at (615) 322-2745.
  • VandyRide, the nighttime on campus shuttle service, has one ADA shuttle that can be diverted from the regular routes to an individual in need.

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

The Vanderbilt University Department of Public Safety administers the on campus, nighttime shuttle service VandyRide. VandyRide service will return for the fall semester starting Aug. 16 with two shuttles, one on the Gold Route and one on the Black Route, and one or more shuttles designated for Point to Point service. Service runs from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m seven days per week. There may be longer wait times for riders due to capacity restrictions related to COVID-19 safety during this time. For transportation requests after hours, a walking escort may be requested, at any time, by calling the VUPS Communications Center at 615-322-2745.

Routes:

  • Gold Route – Express route from the Peabody campus to main campus
  • Black Route – Circulates campus clockwise

Click on the map below to view the interactive map that shows routes and stop locations. 

Map of VandyRide routes and stop locations

To access VandyRide routes in real time, download the VandySafe app and go to the “Maps & VandyRide” section or visit the website. Once users are inside the app, they can select “route” in the drop-down menu in the upper left-hand corner and select all routes to see the routes on the map.

VandyRide Point to Point Service

Undergraduate students living within a half-mile from campus can get a free ride home with VandyRide’s new Point to Point service.

Point to Point allows students who live off campus and are registered with the Dean of Students Office to get a shuttle ride from a campus VandyRide stop or designated ridehail pickup location to their residence within a half-mile of the university. The service, available from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. seven days per week, is one-way and designed to deliver students safely to their off-campus residences. 

Click on the map below for a larger version of the map. 

The free shuttles will not transport students to locations other than their registered off-campus residences, and they will not pick up students and bring them to campus. In addition, Point to Point shuttles will not transport students who live on campus—all passengers must be confirmed as living at an off-campus address prior to boarding a shuttle.

To use the Point to Point service, follow these steps:

  • Students should contact VUPS Communications at 615-322-2745 to request a ride to an off-campus residence.
  • VUPS will verify the student’s name, address and that it is within the Point to Point service area with the Dean of Students Office.
  • Once confirmed, the student will be instructed to proceed to the nearest VandyRide stop or designated ridehail pickup location and wait for a shuttle. Students may track their assigned shuttle using the VandyRide app.
  • Once the shuttle arrives, students must identify themselves by name and address before boarding the shuttle.

Please note that shuttles may transport more than one passenger to more than one location per trip. Students should expect an approximately 15-minute wait from when they request a shuttle to its arrival at a VandyRide stop or ridehail location. Point to Point service is subject to change based on demand and available resources, and the university is exploring more options to augment its VandyRide program.

VandyRide Safety Protocols

We will share any applicable health and safety protocols for the shuttles closer to launch.

Additional Resources 

In the event that VandyRide service does not meet your needs, we have additional resources available to ensure you are able to travel safely at night:

  • Students can utilize safety features in the VandySafe app including contacting VUPD via phone call or real-time chat, triggering a mobile Bluelight that shares your location instantly with VUPD, or initiating a “Virtual Walkhome” where VUPD can monitor your walk to your car or home.
  • In addition, students can take advantage of free bus rides on the WeGo Public Transit routes that run along West End (#3 and #5) and 21st Ave (#7) with their Commodore ID Cards.
  • Students with medical or accessibility needs can contact the Student Access Office through the online portal or at (615) 343-9727 to learn more about the pre-approved mobility rides electric golf cart service in partnership with Parking Services. 

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Walking is a great way to get around campus and the surrounding neighborhood. There are many health and wellness benefits to walking, and we encourage those who are able to walk to enjoy this free mode. 

Centennial Park, Taste of Nashville restaurants, Hillsboro Village and more are within walking distance.

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Bicycles are a great way to commute to and from and travel across campus. There are personal health and wellbeing benefits to biking and the mode is environmentally friendly.

Individuals with personal bicycles are encouraged to register their bikes with the Vanderbilt University Police Department (VUPD). Bicyclists must follow the circulation patterns on campus, yield to pedestrians in order to maintain physical distance, walk their bikes in dismount zones noted on campus such as the 21st Ave pedestrian bridges, Rand wall and Medical Center Plaza, and park responsibly at bike racks. 

Bike Parking, Facilities and Resources

View a map of bike parking (covered and uncovered), bike repair stations and shower facilities on campus. 

Bike lanes and greenways:

If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident on or near campus involving a bicycle, please report the incident to Vanderbilt University Police Department. For non-emergencies, call 615-322-2745. For emergencies, call 615-421-1911 if you are on campus or 911 if you are off campus.

Nashville BCycle Docked Bike Share

Nashville’s docked bikeshare system, BCycle, has relaunched with a full fleet of electric-assist bikes. Download the BCycle app to see docking stations and e-bike locations. There are two stations adjacent to campus at 21st Ave S & Broadway near the Owen school and 21st Ave S & Wedgewood in Hillsboro Village.

Designated Campus Bike Share

Vanderbilt currently does not have a designated bike share system. The university is actively looking for opportunities to bring dockless or docked bike share to campus.

Bike Friendly University

Vanderbilt was designated a bronze Bike Friendly University in 2015 by the League of American Bicyclists. A bike friendly university creates a safe place to bicycle; encourages all ages and abilities to ride; develops a strong bicycle culture; ensures safe roads for all users; and plans for bicycling across and to campus. Vanderbilt continues to install bike racks and designate dockless bike and scooter parking locations, provides bicycle registration, and collaborates with Metro Nashville government to encourage bicycling and improve infrastructure for bicyclists.

MoveVU outlines a strategy to pursue platinum designation by 2030. Vanderbilt is preparing another application, and the Vanderbilt Case Competition Club developed a framework in spring 2020 to reach platinum designation by 2030. Exciting changes to the bicycling network are occurring in Nashville, and Vanderbilt continues to work with our partners to ensure bicycling is a safe and attractive form of transportation for faculty, students, and staff.

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In an effort to de-densify campus for health and safety, the university has implemented a campus-wide electric scooter no-ride/dismount zone. We are working with scooter companies to ensure that scooters are not staged on campus and to implement a geofence that turns campus into a no-ride zone. Any changes to the use of e-scooters on campus will be shared with the campus community. 

Bikes are a great transportation option to use in place of e-scooters. Visit the bike section for more information. 

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WeGo Public Transit is Nashville’s provider of local and regional bus and commuter rail service. Vanderbilt’s EasyRide program provides all full-time and part-time Vanderbilt University students with free access to WeGo local buses, regional buses and WeGo Star with their Commodore ID card. This service is available for any place and time, not only when commuting to and from campus.

Benefits of Public Transit

  • FREE for VU students with Commodore ID card
  • Reduced carbon emissions, air pollution and traffic congestion
  • Great alternative to driving if you do not have access to your own vehicle
  • Increased fuel efficiency (APTA estimates that public transit saves 4.2 billion gallons of gas in the US alone each year)

How to use the transit system

Make sure to check WeGo’s health and safety protocols before you go.

Finding your route

  • Look up destination on chosen app
  • Select “bus” as method of transit
  • Select departure/arrival time
  • Compare routes, then select one
  • Identify transfers, walking, etc.

Riding the bus

  • Confirm that it is the correct bus
  • Swipe Commodore ID card on local & regional buses, show your card on WeGo Star
  • To determine your stop, either follow route on GPS or ask the bus driver
  • Request stop by pulling on the yellow line or pushing button

Bus routes near Vanderbilt campus

  • #3 and #5 on West End Ave.
  • #7 on 21st Ave.
  • #25 on Edgehill Ave.

Popular Destinations

Time* from The Ingram Commons:

  • BNA airport – 20 minutes on #18 after a transfer in downtown
  • Broadway – 11 minutes on #7
  • Bridgestone Arena – 10 minutes on #7
  • The Frist – 9 minutes on #7
  • Green Hills – 14 minutes on #7
  • The Gulch – 15 minutes on #7
  • Kroger – 14 minutes on #7
  • The Ryman – 11 minutes on #7

*Times factor taking the bus to the closest stop and a walk. Times may vary due to location and traffic. 

Real Time Bus Information

WeGo Public Transit provides real-time bus information to help plan your commute or next ride to a destination off campus. Real-time information helps in determining the best time to leave and wait for the bus. It also helps if you miss a bus or there are service interruptions. This is another tool to make commuting and traveling around the city easier.

In addition, you can download a mobile app to help with your next ride.

Google Maps – Apple iOS | Google Android

Transit – Apple iOS | Google Android

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Ridehail services like Uber and Lyft can be used on campus. The university is piloting nine designated ridehail pick-up and drop-off locations around campus. The locations are marked with signage and are available to select in the Uber and Lyft mobile apps. The areas include E. Bronson Ingram Circle, Kirkland Esplanade, Sarratt Student Center/Rand Hall, the Engineering and Science Building, McGugin Center, Blakemore House, VRWC Lot 27 across from Morgan Circle, Crawford House and Hank Ingram House.

Click on the map below for a larger version of the map. 

The decision to create dedicated ridehail pick-up and drop-off locations on campus was in direct response to requests from students to improve safety measures around the ridehail process. Vanderbilt University Public Safety conducted research on best-practices from peer universities and participated in educational webinars as part of the #WhatsMyName campaign to improve ridehail safety and awareness. The nine pilot locations were identified across campus based on existing ridehail activity and are in well-lit areas that can be easily monitored by cameras and VUPS patrols. This first phase of pick-up and drop-off locations will be monitored, and adaptations or new locations will be added as needed.

Vanderbilt University Public Safety recommends that riders follow these Ridehail Safety Guidelines when using ridehail services.

Vanderbilt has a preferred partnership with Lyft to offer a flexible transportation option for faculty, staff, and students using ridehail services while conducting official university business. Departments can now establish ride parameters for programmatic transportation needs through the Lyft dashboard. Learn more about the Lyft Ridehail Partnership here

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Vanderbilt has a Zipcar program available with a limited number of vehicles. Joining Zipcar is as simple as “join, reserve, and drive.”

  • Become a member by signing up online using Vanderbilt’s link and once approved, Zipcar will send a Zipcard, which is a member’s key to the entire fleet of over 12,000 vehicles across the globe.
  • Members can use Zipcar’s mobile app or go online to make a reservation.
  • At the beginning of a reservation, simply tap the Zipcard on the windshield, and the doors unlock. The key is already in the car.
  • As a round-trip car-sharing service, Zipcars should be brought back to their designated parking spot.
  • The Zipcar mobile app for iPhone and Android makes finding and reserving Zipcars quick and easy. The app allows members to honk the horn to locate a Zipcar and unlock the doors through a mobile device. 

Membership costs $25/year for students, staff and faculty, and hourly rates start at just $8.50/hour and $74/day (price may vary by market). Zipcar takes care of gas, insurance, maintenance, and a dedicated parking spot. Members must be 18 years and older to join. International drivers’ licenses are accepted.

In response to COVID-19 health concerns, Zipcar has made many improvements to its procedures. Learn more about what Zipcar is doing to protects its members here.

Zipcar spaces are designated on the parking map by a green car share symbol.

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Electric golf carts are available to provide rides for those with medical or accessibility needs. The service is a joint project among the Equal Opportunity and Access, Student Access, Vanderbilt University Public Safety and Transportation and Mobility offices.

Students with medical or accessibility needs must register for this service with and be approved through the Student Access Office. If you would like to access the pre-approved mobility rides, contact Student Access through the online portal or at (615) 343-9727.

Additional services for individuals with medical or accessibility needs:

  • Request an escort from Vanderbilt University Public Safety (VUPS) by calling dispatch at the non-emergency number at (615) 322-2745.
  • VandyRide, the nighttime on campus shuttle service, has one ADA shuttle that can be diverted from the regular routes to an individual in need. 

Link to this mode. 

For safety issues or concerns, please contact VUPS. For non-emergencies, call 615-322-2745. For emergencies, call 911, or from on campus with a cell phone call 615-421-1911.

Individuals can also utilize safety features in the VandySafe app including contacting VUPD via phone call or real-time chat, triggering a mobile Bluelight that shares your location instantly with VUPD, or initiating a “Virtual Walkhome” where VUPD can monitor your walk to your vehicle or home, view information on VandyRide, and more.

Questions? 

Please contact movevu@vanderbilt.edu with general questions, comments or concerns related to transportation and mobility. Follow @vanderbiltmovevu on Instagram for information and updates on MoveVU.