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University Circle Inc. provides both free and fee based services for its UCI member institutions and area businesses. In many cases, when we pool our purchases together, we can realize greater savings and efficiencies. In other cases, UCI has the expertise to provide certain services directly – such as marketing, vehicle maintenance, and property management, to name a few. The services listed below are available to area businesses and non-profit organizations. If you are seeking a vendor for a particular service, believe that your organization can provide a service to others, or would like for UCI to explore a group contract for a particular product or service, click here.


Need transportation for your group or event?  UCI has two buses that can be rented for special events.  For rates and availability please contact Edie Ziska at 216-707-5014. Standard Parking also rents Circlelink Shuttles for special events.  For rates and availability please Dave Tomko at 216-791-6226.

Bike Sharing

University Circle bike share launched in October 2014 with a new Zagster bike share station located on the plaza behind the University East building at 11316 Euclid Avenue, between Rascal House Pizza and the Courtyard by Marriott hotel. The station was made possible with support from Courtyard by Marriott and University Circle Inc. UCI is actively working with our partners to add additional stations in spring 2015.

To access the bikes, you must first sign-up online or with the Zagster mobile app. For more information on Zagster and membership options visit

Energy Effeciency

As part of UCI’s growing interest to reduce our natural resource consumption, we have teamed up with the Cleveland 2030 District to reduce district-wide carbon emissions. As the first property adopter in University Circle, UCI hopes to set the stage for other member institutions to follow. We also offer competitive electricity and natural gas prices through our energy consultant along with connections to lighting retrofit vendors. For more information and how to become part of these innovative initiatives, contact Hannah Faires at 216-707-5084.

CircleLink - A Free Visitor and Employee Shuttle

The CircleLink is a free shuttle service that runs every 23 minutes from 6:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and every 35 minutes from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Holiday hours may vary. Please see the attached map - red circles indicate shuttle stops along the route.  For more information please go to For information on when the next shuttle will be arriving please go or download the Nextbus app (xtBus in the app store).

Geese Control

UCI’s collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Botanical Garden, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History has enabled the Ohio Geese Control the ability to manage the Canadian geese populations on Wade Lagoon, Wade Oval, and Rockefeller Park. Thanks to the support of Holden Parks Trust, the folks at OGC work to maintain a safe, humane, and effective geese management program. For more information contact Hannah Faires at 216-707-5084.

Greater Circle Living

Interested in living closer to work? GCL is an employer assisted housing program created to encourage eligible employees of Greater University Circle institutions to live near work. The innovative program was started in 2008 to help employees purchase, rent, or repair homes in Greater University Circle.
Find out if you qualify for the Greater Circle Living program. For more information contact Christin Farmer at 216-707-5019 or go to


UCI provides marketing packages to interested businesses and non-profit organizations located within University Circle and the Greater University Circle area. These services range from including your organization in the directory listing on UCI's website,  inclusion of your events in the on-line calendar, email blasts, inclusion in the University Circle Visitor Guide and membership to the Uptown Business Association. Interested? Contact Becky Voldrich at 216-707-5020..

Mounted Unit

University Circle’s Mounted Courtesy Patrol can be scheduled to attend your event in the University Circle Area.  If interested in finding out rates and availability please contact Sheila Obrycki at 216-707-5035.

Public Recycling



  • 10831 Magnolia Drive
  • Constantino’s Market Parking Lot off of E. 115th.
  • Northeast end of parking lot bordered by E. 105th St., Chester, and Ansel Rd. (The Temple/Citizens' Academy parking lot)



Recycle the following items in the City of Cleveland blue recycling containers:

  • Office Paper, envelopes, junk mail, newspaper and magazines (No Phone Books)
  • Plastics: #1-#7, plastic bags
  • Aluminum and aluminum, steel, tin cans
  • Cardboard: non-waxed cardboard, chipboard (No pizza boxes)
  • Glass: clear, green, brown glass

The recycling containers are in public areas and can be accessed 24-7

StreamLink Software

StreamLink provides nonprofit organizations with web-based management software that increases operational capacity and efficiency in a cost effective way. StreamLink's products assist in driving performance in the areas of board management, government grants and foundation management. AmpliFund and BoardMax provide accurate, immediate, and accessible reporting to ensure public trust and protect the reputation of the organization to the board and other stakeholders. StreamLink Software has partnered with BoardSource®, GPA and The Foundation Center to incorporate best practices and research tools into its solutions. As a UCI member organization, your organization is eligible for special UCI member pricing.

Vehicle Maintenance

UCI provides vehicle maintenance services to UCI member organizations who own a fleet of vehicles and rely upon outside mechanics to service their cars, trucks, scooters, etc. UCI's vehicle maintenance staff has over 30 years of experience, having worked exclusively on UCI's police vehicles and the shuttle buses for the University Circle circulators. Currently, UCI provides services to Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland Sight Center, and CWRU. If you are interested in more information or scheduling an appointment, call Kevin Pye at 216-229-5855. The shop is conveniently located at the UCI operations center at 12100 Euclid Ave.

Waste and Recycling

UCI member institutions are now in their 4th year of a shared waste and recycling program with Republic Services.  If your contract is set to expire within the next year you have the opportunity to participate in the University Circle contract. Excellent pricing and recycling options make this a program that UCI members will not want to miss. If you are looking to reduce your waste stream we also offer connections to composting vendors. Find out if and when you qualify by calling Hannah Faires at 216-707-5084.

Zip Car

Zipcar is University Circle's new car sharing service!  Reserve the cars by the hour or by the day with gas, insurance, and up to 180 miles of driving included.  If interested in setting up a business account for your employees, contact Sheila Obrycki at 216-707-5035.

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