Bard encourages our community to avoid travel by single-occupancy cars.
Bard is a walkable campus—most buildings are within half a mile, or 10 New York City blocks, of Kline Commons. The Village of Red Hook is 3.5 miles to the southeast of campus, making it a quick bike ride through residential streets. The Village of Tivoli is three miles to the north, through a state park.
A free campus shuttle circulates from campus to the villages hourly. The county LOOP bus allows some commuters access to campus twice daily. Bard participates in a car rental service called Zipcar, providing the opportunity for drivers ages 18 years and older to avoid car ownership, and reserve a vehicle for short-term needs. Plan ahead - it takes time to get your membership card in the mail. The offer for students: all students $10.00 off the normal annual fee making it a $25 membership.
Introducing Ride Share–can you share a ride one day a week? Qualify for prime parking in Olin and Main parking lots when you share a ride - be sure to get your RideShare dashboard sign from Security.