Transportation & Parking

Transportation Options


City of Fort Collins’ Public Transportation System with options to get to campus and around Fort Collins. All students receive a transit pass on their Ramcard (included in student fees).

Around the Horn

Free cross-campus shuttle system that runs every ten minutes from 7:00 a.m.-6:40 p.m. during the academic year, and every 30 minutes during the summer.


A regional bus route operated by Transfort, serving stops between Fort Collins, Loveland, Berthoud, Longmont, and Boulder.


Direct bus that travels from Fort Collins to Union Station in Denver with connections to Colorado Springs and I-70 mountain communities.  Bus arrives 5 times daily at the Downtown Transit Center M-F.  The RamsRoute leaves campus (Plum and Meridian) at 4pm on Friday and returns at 4pm on Sunday to campus.

Spin E-Scooters & E-Bikes

Spin electronic scooters and bikes are a great way to travel short distances around campus. 500 e-scooters and 400 e-bikes will be available on CSU’s campuses and throughout Fort Collins. Rent easily through the app.


Need a car? Borrow a Zipcar! Colorado State University has partnered with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing to the area. To use Zipcars, students and employees should register as a Zipcar member, reserve a car online or by phone, use your Zipcard to enter the car, and drive away.


Electronic bird scooters are now on campus! Sign up via the Bird app and use them to quickly commute to your class, room, or even downtown! Remember that e- scooters are not allowed in the residence halls.

Bicycle Registration

80% of CSU students bring a bike to campus and 60% use a bike as their primary mode of transportation.

  • CSU is a Platinum level Bicycle Friendly University
  • All bikes on campus must be registered for a small fee of $10
  • The Spoke, located in Laurel Village offers low-cost bike repair services
  • Register your bike at the CSU Police Station or at The Spoke

Bicycle Repair, Products & Services

The Spoke, a bike repair and education shop operated by student mechanics, is located in Laurel Village and offers bike registration and low-cost educational bike repair services to the campus community.  Stop by The Spoke for all your campus biking essentials like a U-Lock, light, fender and bell.  If you opt to ship your bike to campus, The Spoke can build it for you and have it ready when you arrive.  Click on the button below to fill out our convenient online form if you are interested.

CSU Bicycle Rental

Rental service for CSU Students, Faculty & Staff
Annual bike rental includes:

  • Bike
  • Bell
  • Cable Lock
  • Rear Carrier Rack
  • Annual Tune Up
  • One Free Flat Repair
  • Major Maintenance Covered

Academic Year Parking

Parking Permits

Parking at CSU is limited, but some parking lots are available for residential students. Residence hall students must purchase a parking pass from CSU Parking Services to park in campus lots.

There are remote parking options available at a reduced rate for students who are willing to park a short distance away from their residence halls. Passes are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Remote parking is available at the International House on City Park Avenue (approximately a five-minute walk or two-minute bike ride from campus).
  • Remote parking is available at Ingersoll Hall.

Game Day Repark Program

Students with residence hall parking permits must park in specific lots reserved for them on the six Saturdays a year when Rams Football plays at the on-campus stadium. Students must repark their cars by 8:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to a Saturday home game.


SafeWalk is offered from dusk to dawn, 7 days a week, as a free service to students by CSUPD. CSUPD provides a safe escort from any point on campus to another campus location or a location within a 3 block radius of campus, including the Research Blvd. lot.

City Residential Parking Permit Program

Students parking in neighborhoods surrounding CSU risk receiving a citation, due to the City of Fort Collins Residential Permit Parking Program (RP3).