Sustainable Transportation Strategies

sustainable transportation strategies


Creighton University is located slightly north of the heart of the older urban center of Omaha (the “Old Market”). We live in a large, sprawling Midwestern urban city and because of this, we have access to a variety of transportation options. Using sustainable modes of transportation not only reduces gasoline consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but activities such as walking and bike riding help build a sense of community and encourages healthy lifestyles.

Walking and Bicycles

Walking and Bicycles

Walking

Omaha is a great city for walking. At 12 blocks per mile, you can walk an Omaha block in a New York minute!

Bicycles

Community Bike Project OmahaCreighton has multiple bike racks for you to safely lock up your bike. We have also partnered with the Community Bike Project Omaha (CBPO) to put on "Dust Off Your Bike Events" on campus. We will help you get your bike in shape so you can ride to and from campus and throughout Omaha. In addition to those events, you can visit CBPO Wednesday through Sunday during their Open Shop hours:

  • Wednesday: 2 - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 2 - 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 2 - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: noon - 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 2 - 6 p.m.

The Community Bike Project Omaha is in nearby Gifford Park, less than a mile away from campus, which makes for an easy walk or ride!

Shuttle and Buses

Shuttle and Buses

Shuttle

Creighton's shuttle system transports students, faculty and staff around campus and to the nearby neighborhoods.

Bus

Metro Transit Omaha can take you all over Omaha plus Council Bluffs, IA! Check out their website or maps and a “Plan Your Trip” feature.

Carpooling

Carpooling

When possible, set up a carpooling schedule with your friends and neighbors. There is also a formal network for carpooling in Omaha: MetrO! Rideshare is a free, quick and secure service that connects commuters throughout the Metropolitan Omaha Region who are interested in carpooling. Simply create a new account and profile and MetrO! Rideshare will automatically search for carpool matches according to your commuting preferences.

Zipcar

Zipcar

Zipcar is located right on campus! With this innovative program, you can reserve a car and check it out for a hour or two, or the whole day.  Gas and insurance are included in the low rental fee. It's a great alternative to having a car on campus!

Memberships are available for students, staff, faculty, and university departments.  Information on how the program works is available here.

  • self-service access to cars 24/7
  • low hourly and daily rates include gas and insurance
  • reserve online or using your mobile device ? in seconds
  • cars located right on campus
  • good for the environment

Get started by signing up for a membership and try it out!

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

In May 2015, the University installed two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. You can charge your EV in the parking garages at the Harper Center and McGloin Hall. See campus parking map on the main Maps page.