Alternative Transportation

Transportation is a key component of decreasing Louisville's carbon footprint, managing land use, ensuring health and wellness, fostering economic growth and enhancing the overall quality of life. Louisville offers a few types of alternative transportation and many resources are available to help you make the switch from your single-occupancy vehicle to a more active and environmentally responsible option.

Ride a Bicycle
  • Use LouVelo, Louisville's bike share system, to get around downtown.
  • Bike Louisville provides bicycle safety tips, instruction videos on how to make turns using bike lanes, a list of local bicycle shops, a review of bike laws and much more.
  • Ride the City offers an online map system to help you find a safer route to where you are going.
  • Have an emergency? Sign up for Ticket to Ride's Guaranteed Ride Home program. You simply take a taxi and Ticket To Ride will reimburse you 80% of the cost of your taxi ride including tip, up to 100 miles. You may use the Guaranteed Ride Home service up to 4 times a year.
Take the Bus
Use Alternative Fuels
  • Join Cardinal Directions. UofL offers a free ride-sharing and trip-planning service that’s open to the entire community. Simply enter your starting address and destination and Cardinal Directions will display on one map all of your options for getting there, along with stats about the relative distance, time, costs, carbon footprint, and calories-burned for: driving, carpools, transit, bike and walking routes, as well as carshare locations and intercity connections. Register for a free account and you can post rides and communicate with other users to set up carpools anywhere in the region.

  • KIPDA's Every Commute Counts program offers carpool, vanpool, schoolpool, bikepool, and telework services.