• 12 free bikes available through Bike Share at the Library
  • 1 student-specific free bus route via CATA LOOP
  • 2 College-owned vehicles that are electric or hybrid
  • 4 electric vehicle charging stations

Student biking on the Allegheny College campus.

Our pedestrian friendly campus is located less than a mile from downtown Meadville. We offer an array of alternative transportation options to make it easy to avoid owning or using a car.

Bike Share

Use your student ID to check out a free bike, lock, and helmet from the library through the student-run Bike Share program. Repair your personal bike at the bike maintenance station at the library or participate in open Bike Shop hours to learn maintenance skills from experienced bike mechanics. The Bike Share also hosts community bike rides, bike-blended smoothie events, and offers a fleet of expedition bikes in collaboration with the Outing Club.


All students can catch free rides on the CATA Loop, a bus route tailored to college students. The route connects students to restaurants, shopping, and events in downtown Meadville and a movie theatre, grocery, and retail stores just outside Meadville.

The Loop - Information & Schedule

EV Charging Stations

Plug into our Tesla and universal electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the Vukovich and Bentley parking lots. Generously donated by an alum working at Tesla, the chargers are powered with our wind-generated renewable electricity.

Shuttles to/from Campus

We provide scheduled buses and vans to transport students to/from the Pittsburgh and Cleveland airports at the beginning and end of each semester. We also provide shuttles to/from the Pittsburgh airport or Megabus stop located at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh for the majority of breaks.

Read more about shuttle transportation

What Can You Do?

  • Leave Your Car at Home
  • Ride Share
  • Bring or Borrow a Bike
  • Walk
Read About More You Can Do

Student Groups and Opportunities