Transportation Planning Board

For College Students

Car Sharing

Carsharing might be just the thing to make it easier for you to not have your car on campus. 

  • Community Car – This Madison-based car sharing organization rents cars by the hour and has locations throughout Madison.  Members have access to a fleet of hybrid-electric and high gas mileage vehicles including a pickup truck, a minivan, several hybrid cars and even a convertible.
  • ZipCar – UW-Madison also has car sharing available through ZipCar.  With cars at four locations on campus this can be a great option for students or staff who would like access to a car once in a while but don’t want the expense and hassle of having their own car on campus.

Bike Sharing


Vehicle sharing services aren’t just for cars.  Maybe you are downtown or on the UW campus and need a way to get somewhere quickly but don’t need a car and don’t want to wait for the next bus.  Then check out Madison’s bike sharing program, B-cycle. This service offers an efficient way to get to lunch, run an errand or just get some exercise on a nice day.