Campus Stewardship

Transportation

Pirate Bikes, Southwestern University's free bicycle share program

Pirate Bike Program 

Southwestern is the first university in Texas to offer a free bicycle program. The Pirate Bike Program started in September 2005 with a fleet of 30 bikes, now there are 100 of them! These Atlas X Frame bikes are not gendered specific. Pirate Bikes provide a quick way for students, faculty, and staff to get from one place to another. Just grab a yellow bike outside a residence hall, library or in the parking lot, pedal away and then park it at your destination for the next person.

Campus Police routinely take bikes in to perform maintenance and repair. Bikes that are beyond repair are stripped of all reusable parts. Those parts are then used to refurbish other bikes in the inventory. Damaged frames are recycled.

GoGeo Partnership

Pirates can ride the GoGeo bus for free by showing their Pirate Card! The bus will transport you to nearly 30 exciting destinations, including Wolf Ranch and the iconic Georgetown Square. The goal of the SU-GoGeo program is to connect the SU community with the rest of the city, including the public library, shopping outlets, and Georgetown’s historic downtown. It will also improve students’ access to community-engaged learning sites throughout the city. In addition, the SU-GoGeo partnership demonstrates the continued commitment to sustainability shared by the University and the city of Georgetown.