The transportation at Eckerd is mediocre. Technically, you don’t need a car because the campus is pretty self-contained, and there are groceries and a pharmacy within walking distance, but many students opt to bring one so they can easily take advantage of the great activities that abound in St. Petersburg. Unfortunately, the city itself does not have efficient or convenient public transportation. The public bus does stop on campus, but the service leaves much to be desired. Eckerd provides some shuttles to the mall, Saturday Market downtown, and special events, but they're not very popular. However, most upperclassmen take advantage of the buses that go from campus to downtown on First Friday, a monthly St. Pete nightlife event. There is also a shuttle service on College Night to the heavily frequented Sloppy Pelican.
On a different note, Eckerd is semi-famous for its Yellow Bike Program. The idea is to have yellow bikes around campus that are accessible to anyone, unlocked and ready to go. So, if you’re running late to class or want to get out to Kappa field, you can just go outside and hop on a yellow bike. Unfortunately, though, the program is having trouble despite its best efforts, and the number of bikes is dwindling. The students need to take better care of the bikes and keep them from disappearing off campus if the program is going to continue.