Minneapolis is known for its excellent public transportation, and students take advantage of it daily. Rated the bike-friendliest city in the country by Bicycling magazine, those without cars have no problems getting around thanks to our numerous, safe, affordable, and green-minded options. Visit the following websites for more information, including schedules and rates.
Bus and Light Rail: metrotransit.org
Metro Transit is one of the country's largest transit systems, offering an integrated network of 123 bus routes, 2 light rail lines, and a 40-mile commuter train, as well as resources for those who carpool, vanpool, walk, and bike.
For people who wish to temporarily "rent" a vehicle, HOURCAR may be a good solution. An HOURCAR Honda Element is parked in Lot B (#19) of MCAD's parking lot; this car may be checked-out by members on a scheduled basis.
Another car rental option is Car2Go. With over 200 vehicles in the Twin Cities, no set pick up or drop off stations, and a fixed per-minute rate with no annual fees, this is a reliable option.
Bike Share: niceridemn.org
Nice Ride, a non-profit organization, allows subscribers to simply take a bike when they need one and return it to any station in the system when they arrive at their destination. It's fast, easy, and affordable.
Walk and Bike Map: bikewalktwincities.org
Bike Walk Twin Cities (BWTC) is a federal initiative to increase biking and walking and decrease driving. And in case you were wondering, biking trails are always plowed within 24 hours of snowfall so it is possible to bike year-round.