Commuting Alternatives

Pitt Commuting Options



Bicycle Frindly UniversityUniversity of Pittsburgh is now recognized as a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists!

Pitt joins a cutting-edge group of 193 BFU colleges and universities in 46 states and the District of Columbia that are transforming the American landscape by providing more bicycle friendly campuses for the benefit of students, staff, and community members.

Congratulations to University of Pittsburgh for its inclusion in a select class of 45 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Universities nationwide," says League Executive Director Bill Nesper. "Universities and colleges are in a unique leadership position to help encourage and enable people of all ages-especially young adults-to adopt healthy, sustainable habits that can benefit them throughout their lives.

Learn more about the Bicycle Friendly University program at

As a Bike Friendly Employer, University of Pittsburgh is making Pittsburgh a safer, more attractive, more sustainable city - and we think that's something to show off!


For efficient transportation on campus, it’s hard to beat the bike for convenience, economy, and improving fitness. Whether you’re getting to a class at the far end of campus or exploring Schenley Park on a fall afternoon, chances are that two wheels are all you need. Contact us at

In addition to bike racks and lockers, a secure bicycle room is available in Bouquet Gardens Building J. Contact for information.

Campus Bike Resources Map

Bike Parking Map
Campus Bike Resources Map

Need to find a bike rack? Looking for where you can make some simple repairs to your bike? We have you covered. The map to the right outlines the various bicycle resources available to you on campus.


Bike Trails

bike trails map
Pittsburgh Biking Trails

Get out and ride!
Riding a bicycle is an ideal way to explore Pittsburgh. Even if you’re a lifelong resident, you’ll see the city through new eyes from the seat of a bike. Take a relaxing ride on the Eliza Furnace Trail into downtown Pittsburgh and Point State Park. Cycle your way over to Heinz Field to catch a Pitt game, journey down to the South Side, or follow the path of one of Pittsburgh's famed three rivers.

The map to the right outlines some of the city’s more popular biking trails. Click on the map for a larger image.

You can also download a PDF copy of the map.

The City has installed “sharrows” (shared lane markings) on Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield, Penn Avenue in the Strip District, and Forbes Avenue near Carnegie-Mellon University.

Biking Tips

Pennsylvania Law requires:

Bicycling Links

Bike Parking Regulations

Keep the campus safe and bicycle-friendly for everyone:


Pitt Bike Rental

Bike rentals are available for students, faculty, and staff through Healthy Ride Pittsburgh.

Click here to view an interactive map of where to ride in Pittsburgh!

Be a SAFE cyclist

Learn more about riding safely.