Transportation

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Bikes

Bike racks are located in dozens of locations around campus, including outside academic buildings and residence halls. Students are strongly encouraged to use a U-bolt locks instead of traditional chain locks.
 
Notre Dame Security Police provides a bike registration service for personal bicycles. Registration is free and can be completed in person (with the bicycle) at Hammes Mowbray Hall, by flagging down an NDSP officer. Bicycles parked or stored in violation of regulations may be removed and impounded at the owner’s expense. Abandoned, unsecured or unregistered bikes may be impounded at owner’s expense.
 
A bicycle rental program is also available to students both on and off campus. The University has partnered with LimeBike which will add 175 bicycles to campus for the 2017-18 academic year. LimeBike, which recently established a partnership with the City of South Bend, will offer a discounted rate of 50 cents per 30 minutes for faculty, staff, and students with a Notre Dame email address. Bicyclists will use the LimeBike mobile app to locate and pay for their bike. All riders are encouraged to park their bikes near a bicycle rack when possible. 
 
A local map of bike lanes in the City of South Bend is available online by the Office of Sustainability.

Transpo: Off-Campus Bus

Transpo, the South Bend-based bus company, offers free service for students.  Route #7 leaves from the Hesburgh Library circle drive and travels to University Park Mall and Downtown South Bend near Four Winds Field (minor league baseball stadium). 

Through a partnership with Notre Dame's Student Government, Transpo also offers route #7A (commonly referred to as the "midnight express") for late night travel between Roseland, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, and Downtown South Bend.

Transpo also operates The Sweep (route #17) for service between Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College.

Notre Dame Shuttle: Campus Shuttle Bus

The University of Notre dame operates three convenient shuttle routes within the Notre Dame campus:

  • Bulla to Main,
  • Bulla to Library to Snite, and
  • Baseball to McKenna.

The ND Mobile app and a website track the real-time location of the shuttle buses. The routes will run continuously from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Buses will arrive at each location approximately every ten minutes. The goal of the Notre Dame Shuttle is to transport the campus community as close as possible to the interior of campus and as quickly as possible.

Zipcar

Zipcar is the world’s leading car-sharing service. The option of renting a high-efficiency and low-cost Zipcar encourages students on campuses across the country to leave their cars at home during the school year. Zipcars are available 24/7 to all students, faculty, and staff members, ages 18 and older. Gas, 180 miles per day, insurance, reserved parking spots and roadside assistance are included. Cars can be reserved anywhere from an hour to four days. ND students, faculty and staff can join at zipcar.com/notredame.