Alternative Transportation Services

COVID-19 Updates

GW/Lyft Partnership 

GW is working with Capital Bikeshare and Lyft to offer you free Capital Bikeshare and Lyft Scooter rides through the end of April so you have more options to get where you need to go. 

This free membership includes unlimited 30-minute rides on Capital Bikeshare bikes and Lyft Scooters until April 30th. 

To get started, follow these instructions:

· Fill out this form (Lyft account required)

· Enter program code 1ZAX4HMR

· Within 24 hours, we will add you to the program

· Download the Capital Bikeshare app or unlock both bikes and scooters in the Lyft app·  

At the end of the membership period, there is no obligation to continue riding.

Whether you’re an experienced rider or new to urban cycling, here are a few simple tips to help you feel more comfortable and confident.

WMATA Updates

Stay up-to-date with WMATA. Check back in frequently as WMATA changes its operating status. 


GW students have a wide variety of options to travel off campus. As a GW student, the below partnerships are made specifically for you to visit the National Mall, take a bike to your internship, or grab a car to run errands.  Check back on this page regularly for new partnerships.

GW / Capital Bikeshare Partnership

GW is proud to partner with Capital Bikeshare to provide all currently enrolled students a $25 annual membership.

To enroll in this program, follow these steps:

  1. Go to
  2. At the top-right corner, click “Join”
  3. Select, “I’m eligible for a Group Discount”
  4. Choose “GW Students” as the group
  5. Enter “CaBi4GW” as the program code
  6. To validate your eligibility, use your GW email address. It is important to input NETID + (e.g. [email protected])
  7. Finish registering

Once finalized, GW will verify enrollees are active GW students.

To locate docking stations on and around campus, check out the Capital Bikeshare System Map. Please remember Capital Bikeshare Single Trips are for 30 minutes and all bikes must be returned to a Capital Bikeshare docking station. To avoid additional fees, single trips should be under 30 minutes and you should wait for the green light on the dock to confirm it is locked. Please contact Capital Bikeshare with any trip questions.