Peoria has a mass transit system, but most students don't use it or even know it exists. CityLink buses come by campus, but they seem to attract lower-income and older people. The best explanation is that Peoria isn't a college town, so the buses are focused more on Peorians than Bradley students. While the bus system is available, the best plan is to make friends with people who have cars because that's the easiest way to get around Peoria. Walking or biking are the only ways to go on campus because almost everything a student will need is no more than a few blocks away.
However, it's nice to leave campus occasionally for a trip to Walmart, Taco Bell, or the local bars. If a student has no luck making friends who have cars, cabs are quick and accessible. Chipping in with a few people also makes it cheap. While CityLink buses aren't popular, Peoria Charter Coach is convenient for getting out of Peoria. Buses leave from in front of the student center many times a day and go to several long-distance locations, with Chicago being the most popular. The Greater Peoria Regional Airport also gets students out of town—it's a short drive from campus to the airport, so get a cab or find that friend with a car.