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Walk, Bike, Board, Bus

If you’re interested in commuting differently, this site explores the politics of moving by a range of strategies that move alongside cars.


Many guys (and it’s mostly guys) board on campus. Learn about gear and ways to explore boarding at JMU.


If you’re not sure how to dress for a hilly commute in weather that can shift in temperatures by 40 degrees in a day, read more here


If you want to know about trips in the area, and how to explore the valley even if you don’t have a car, read more here.


An approach to walking may seem like overkill. Everyone knows how to walk, but do we?


Read more about how bicyclists approach their commutes in Harrisonburg..


Buses, if you’re used to public transportation, can be a breeze. If you’re not, they’re tough. Read more about H’burg buses.


This site explores the politics of moving. Who can move where, under what conditions? Whose mobility has priority?  Why? How do communities effectively encourage multiple modalities for moving? How do communities encourage and shape spaces that feel safe for people who want to walk alone in the evening, or bicycle to and from their work and leisure activities?  How does a community work on creating the possibility that all of its participants can move as they want, when they want, without worrying about being hit by cars, or without being targeted by people who would harm them? How do people learn how to walk safely in all weather, how to bicycle or catch a bus?  How do we envision our options for moving? This site focuses on sustainable transportation, and also complete streets, and safety agendas like vision zero.

Commute by foot

Commuting by foot can be one of the easiest ways to integrate a healthy lifestyle into your daily life. If you want advice on how to adapt to your commute at JMU, read more.

Commute by bike

UREC offers a bike rental for a week; it costs 25 – 40 dollars for seven days, depending on the bike. If you want to try out a bike before making an investment, give it a shot. You can always use the bike rack on the bus when you get tired!

a great bus system

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shopping route

Coffee Bean

visit parks by bus

If the buses seem hard to understand, set yourself a goal of riding all the bus routes that run on campus. You’ll easily start to see the logic. Once you’re familiar with the on-campus routes, look at the off campus routes.


While the hills around campus may cause you to think a board might not be the best choice for our campus, plenty of people use a range of boards.

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