Linfield College encourages all community members to use alterative methods of transportation to reduce our community's carbon footprint. To support this endeavor, Linfield College has implemented a variety of programs that enhance alternative transportation in and around the McMinnville-Portland area.
Linfield's smaller campus puts nearly every destination within walking distance, and student's can easily walk from one end of campus to the other in 10 minutes or less. This "walkability" allows students to reduce the use of their cars and motor vehicles around campus, thereby reducing the amount of exhaust released into the air, plus they can save money by not having to purchase a parking pass!
Linfield Bike Co-Op: A student organization created in 2009 offers free bike services including a bike loan program. Students can bring their bike to the Bike Co-op and obtain free maintenance service and only need to pay for parts. Drop by and talk with student mechanics about the ins and outs of bike maintenance and safety. The Bike Co-op initiated a bike loan program that offers the use of bikes to students for no cost. Rentals includelights, a lock, and a helmet. Visit the Bike Co-Op page for more info.
U Share Program: Linfield is among the first colleges in the Pacific Northwest to partner with U Car Share, a program that allows members to use a car on an hour-by-hour basis or a day depending on your needs. Type in the word “LINFIELD” in the promotional code box to waive initial sign up fees. Costs for car use include gas, insurance, and 24/7 customer service and roadside assistance, and are available near Whitnell Commons and the HP Apartments. For more information or to sign up for a membership, go to www.ucarshare.com
Bus Routes: McMinnville, Portland or Salem
Yamhill County Transit Area (YCTA): Travelling to places inside or outside McMinnville? Catch a ride on the transit bus, $1.25 one-way fare, or even $2.50 for a day pass! To Salem, Hillsboro, Tigard, you name it! Check out the McMinnville bus route for easy in-town travelling.
Tri-Met: From the Tigard Transit Center, commuters may take the city bus all over the Portland-Metro area. Visit Tri-Met's website to help plan your trip (enter "Tigard Transit Center" as the "from" location).