BYU aims to be a walkable campus. In 2015, a three-phase project was completed that improved pedestrian safety, enhanced green space, and added car-free housing. Today, it takes just 20 minutes to walk from one end of campus to the other—and there is easy access to grocery stores, restaurants, and more.
When walking in the dark, consider using the Safewalk feature on the BYU app. Through this program, you can have a friendly BYU police officer escort you home or track your route to make sure you reach your destination safely.
Biking is a convenient and cost-effective way to travel. With more than 5,000 bicycle parking spaces on campus, and bike lanes throughout Provo and the campus perimeter, it's easy to reach your destination car-free. You'll also reduce congestion and air pollution, improve your physical fitness, and save money.
- For rules, routes, and registration, visit BYU Bicycling.
- For semester rentals, visit BYU Bikesharing.
BYU offers a range of transportation options to help members of the campus community get around without a car of their own.
RYDE Shuttle Service
The Ryde is a free shuttle service designed to move thousands of students between off-campus housing and the BYU campus. Each of the eight routes run frequently throughout the day, with shuttles running on some routes every 15 to 20 minutes. Visit the Student Movement website for routes and schedules. Or look for "Campus Shuttles" in the BYU App.
Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
BYU students, employees, and their spouses and dependents have free access to the UTA system, including the Utah Valley Express (UVX) bus, other local and express buses, and a rail network that includes the FrontRunner, TRAX, and S-Line.
- How do I get my UTA pass?
BYU’s ID cards double as UTA passes. Students, employees, and other eligible cardholders can get an ID card at the ID center in 1057 WSC. Employees can also get an ID card at the Benefits Office in D-240 ASB. (See this list for details.)
- How do I sign up my spouse or dependent(s)?
Log in to myaccount.byu.edu and make sure your spouse and dependent(s) are listed. If not, contact DMBA. If they are, they can come in with you to the ID Center.
- Who do I call if my card doesn’t work?
You can call the ID Center at 801-422-5082.
UTA in Utah Valley
For general trip planning, schedules, and maps, visit rideuta.com. You can also download the Transit app, UTA's endorsed app for mobile trip planning, for bus and rail options and departure times.
UTA’s UVX line connects Provo and Orem in a 10.5-mile, 18-stop continuous loop. Exclusive bus lanes and transit signal priority help reduce travel time for riders.
Utah Valley Express (UVX) route
All bus routes around BYU
EV charging stations are available in Lot 20 to anyone with valid, registered BYU parking privileges and a charging station pass. Charging sessions are limited to four hours per vehicle per day and available on a first-come, first-served basis. (See the EV Charging Station Policy for more information.)
- How many charging stations are there, and where are they located?
There are 10 charging stations in Lot 20, north of the BYU Broadcasting Building, off of East University Parkway.
- What kind of charging stations are they?
The Clipper Creek HCS-60R is a 48-amp, Level 2 (208-volt) charging station that works with most plug-in vehicles. It has a latch, an SAE J1772 connector, and a 25-foot cable.
- How do I obtain a charging station pass? Is there a cost?
Passes are issued free of charge from BYU Parking Services.
- Can visitors obtain a temporary pass for charging?
No, charging stations are not available to the general public.
- Are the EV policies enforced by BYU Parking Services?
Yes, non-electric vehicles that occupy an EV stall will be cited. Likewise, electric vehicles that occupy an EV stall for more than four hours will be cited.
- Can EV drivers use other electric outlets on campus?
No, the use of other electric outlets to charge a vehicle is not permitted, even when the EV stalls are fully occupied.
- Will more charging stations be added in the future?
BYU campus planners are monitoring demand and usage to determine next steps.
BYU Motor Vehicle Fleet
As of January 2023, BYU's campus fleet includes 65 hybrid vehicles and 83 100% electric vehicles. All car batteries, oil, and antifreeze are recycled. A recharge system is used on trucks with lift gates to prevent the need for idling while unloading.
To reduce congestion on and around campus, and to encourage more sustainable forms of transport, students who bring cars to BYU are required to register to park in most student lots. Student parking permits costs $60 per semester, with the following exceptions:
- Heritage Halls: Residents who don’t pay parking fees are only authorized to park in B lots. Parking spots are limited.
- Helaman Halls: Residents do not need to pay to park at the Helaman Halls complex, but spots are limited. They may not park at Heritage Halls.
- Lot 18 (south of the Information Technology Building), Lot 45 (west-stadium lot) and Lot 44 (south of the Wyview complex) are currently free to students.
Parking maps can be found at map.byu.edu.