Green Your Commute


Green Your Commute Event

Join Us On May 17, 2019

Plan to join us on May 17, 2019 which is also National Bike to Work Day! Registration information is coming soon.

How You Can Participate

Walk, bike, take public transit, car pool, drive an electric vehicle, or use another form of sustainable transportation (not driving alone in a gasoline-powered vehicle) to work. While on your commute, and in a safe manner, take a selfie and post it to social media to let everyone know about your awesome green commute!

Follow Along on Social Media


Watch the ubuffalo Snapchat takeover hosted by sudent assistants with the Office of Sustainability or send your story of your unbelievable commute (good or bad) to be shared with others at the GYC celebration. 

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Follow along on Twitter @ubparking.

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How to Green Your Commute

  • Walk
  • Bike
  • Take public transit
  • Carpool
  • Drive an electric or zero emission vehicle
  • Any self-powered method of travel that is not driving alone in a gas-powered vehicle

Why Green Your Commute

Transportation represents the largest source of New York State's greenhouse gas emissions and also the largest part of most New Yorker's personal carbon footprint as well. This is why it is critically important that we all lower our emissions from transportation so that we can meet our greenhouse gas emission reduction goals (a 40% reduction by 2030 and 80% by 2050). Plus, you may discover that a more sustainable commute is both relaxing and enjoyable! 

More Resources on How to Green Your Commute

There are many resources available to help you find a more sustainable way to commute. Here are just a few:

Google Maps - Go to Google Maps and click on "get directions". You can enter your start and end points and the mode of transportation you want to use and it will tell you the easiest way to get to work via walking/biking/public transportation.

511 NY Transit Trip Planner - You can use the Transit Trip Planner at to plan your trip using public transit or find others who are going in the same direction as you to carpool with, using 511NYRideshare.

Bike NY - Find bike routes with DOT's Bike NY interactive map.

Bike Share Systems

Buffalo – Bikeshare at UB and Reddy Bike Share

Learn more about electric vehicles - Use the links below to learn more about driving an electric vehicle:

NYSERDA Drive Clean Rebate


Your Local Public Transit Provider

NFTA (Buffalo and Western New York)