Because Samford has a relatively small and concentrated campus, shuttle buses to different areas are unnecessary and nonexistent. One can easily make it to class on time just by walking or riding a bike. Some students also rollerblade and skateboard. While a small campus may seem like a disadvantage, this actually benefits students in terms of safety because they do not have to cross busy streets in order to reach different destinations like classes. A fantastic service Samford recently began to offer is free bike rentals with lime green bikes provided by Regions Bank. Students must simply go to the Hub in the University Center, sign an agreement form which includes the lock code, and a fun bike is theirs for three whole days.
Off-campus transportation is fairly limited. The best option of getting around is driving or riding with friends because few students trust the bus system or want to pay taxi fees. Fortunately, most everything students enjoy doing exists at the maximum of a 15-minute drive from Samford, preventing a lot of financial strain on students who must pay for gas. The city of Birmingham is widespread and busy, so bike riding to different places would be long and unsafe. However, thanks to the greenbelt sidewalk system located right across the street from Samford, some students enjoy walking to the nearby Brookwood Mall instead of driving.