Anoka-Ramsey Community College’s Anoka County campus is a suburban, commuter campus. In the Greenhouse Gas Analysis that was conducted during the 2020-2021 academic year, it was determined that over half (roughly 54%) of our emissions come from commuting . Roughly 87% of ARCC commuters (students, faculty and staff) drive alone to campus in a typical year.
The Sustainability Committee is hoping to change that.
Gas Prices Got You Down?
With the quick jump in gas prices, many are struggling to afford transportation. The great news is that alternative transportation options are not only more affordable but can help reduce your greenhouse gas emissions as well!
Students are eligible for a FREE Metro Transit Universal Pass that provides unlimited rides on Twin Cities buses, light rail and the Northstar (up to $3.25). Valid through June 1st, 2022, you can use it to take you anywhere Metro Transit runs. Get yours at the ARCC Bookstore!
As the weather warms up, one other great option for those of you who are located relatively close to campus is to walk or bike! ARCC offers bike parking and a bike repair station just adjacent to the Performing Arts Center. Don’t forget that the Health and Wellness Center also offers showers for those who would like to clean up after their bike commute. You can learn more about biking to ARCC here.
Carpooling is not only a great way to reduce emissions, but it also helps to reduce parking demand in our lots. Additionally, ARCC has preferred parking spots for carpoolers, so if you carpool you can park at the front of the lot! Click HERE to register for an ARCC Carpool Permit! Click on the document below for instructions on how to register.
ARCC Carpool Basics:
- All carpoolers must be students, staff or faculty at Anoka-Ramsey Community College
- Carpoolers must carpool at least two days per week on average
- Carpoolers need to come from the same general area or pick up carpoolers along the way
- All carpoolers need to be at least 16 years old
Carpool Permits will be applied for through MetroTransit and issued through Anoka County Commute Solutions. Your permit must be showing on your dash in order to park in the designated carpool parking spots.
ARCC is excited to have two new Level 2 dual-port charging stations on the Anoka County Campus! These ChargePoint Charging Stations are located on the far west side of the main parking lot nearest to the Performing Arts Center. Charging is free for the first 5 hours, then $5.00/hour thereafter.