Transy sustainability effort: overview


Transylvania benefits from its location in downtown Lexington, an area easily traversed on foot or bicycle that also has excellent public transportation. Students can easily get around without a personal vehicle.

Bicycle Program

  • Bikes are available for loan to Transylvania students, faculty, and staff at no cost. Stop by the Campus Center front desk for information.
  • Convenient bike racks are scattered across campus. Sheltered storage is available on the residential side of campus.
  • Transy Bikes! offers sponsored rides and workshops throughout the year.
  • Transylvania students, faculty, and staff participate in the annual National Bike to Work Day.
  • Transylvania embraces biking as an efficient and fun mode of transportation. Learn more about making biking part of your Transy experience.


Mass Transit

  • Lexington's Transit Authority (Lextran) efficiently connects people and places. Several lines have stops on Transylvania's campus, and the main terminal is a few blocks from campus.
  • The sustainability office offers Lextran trips to help students learn to navigate the lines.
  • The Colt Trolley is a free service that runs both east-west and north-south routes during peak travel times, such as lunchtime and weekend nights. The trolley stops at Transylvania's campus and goes through the heart of downtown and to the University of Kentucky campus, with several stops at popular locations along the way.
  • The Lexington Bluegrass Mobility Office offers a carpool/vanpool computer ride-matching program that includes LexVan. Aimed at reducing air pollution, traffic and parking congestion, road repairs, and gasoline consumption, the program is managed by the Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.