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Bike, Bus, and Walk

Biking on campus

The Bike, Bus, and Walk (BBW) program is available to Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students who use alternative transportation methods as their primary means of commuting to campus, including riding Blacksburg Transit or the Smart Way bus, bicycling, and/or walking. BBW semester permits are $40 and yearly permits are $80. There are no replacements for lost or stolen permits. It is important to note that student BBW and daily permits are no longer valid for the Perry Street Area.

To register for a Bike, Bus, and Walk permit, complete the Commuter Alternatives Program form.

  • BBW permits are available for the first and second summer sessions. 
  • There will be six daily permits per summer session. All rules and regulations apply to the summer Bike, Bus, and Walk program.
  • BBW participants are not eligible for any other parking permits except additional daily parking permits for $6/day.
  • Faculty and staff members must have an on–campus office address to register for the BBW program. Students living in Oak Lane or HIE (formerly Holiday Inn Express) do not qualify.

Bike, Bus, and Walk participants will receive:

  • 16 discounted daily parking permits per semester, or 32 discounted daily parking permits per year.
  • Access to Emergency Ride Home Service
  • The emergency ride home service is available to registered RIDE Solutions users. Registration is free but must be processed in advance of a request. To register for RIDE Solutions click here.
  • If you are already registered with RIDE Solutions and need to make a request click here. Your request will be reviewed, a pdf voucher will be issued, and then needs to be printed and presented to the local provider, Hooptie Ride, 540-449-3748.

Registration deadlines

Fall 2019 semester:
Registration begins: July 15
Registration ends: Sept. 28

Spring 2020 semester:
Registration begins: Dec. 1
Registration ends: Feb. 22

Summer 2020 Session 1:
Registration begins: May 6
Registration ends: June 10

Summer 2020 Session 2:
Registration begins: July 1
Registration ends: Aug. 1


Questions? Please contact Parking and Transportation at 540–231–3200 or parking@vt.edu.