Sustainable Transportation

Penn Transit’s rich portfolio of programs and initiatives have helped the University increase the number of staff and faculty choosing sustainable commuting options, while continuing to maintain a safe and accessible campus. These sustainability initiatives will continue to transition from focusing primarily on reducing single-occupancy vehicles to a more holistic approach to transportation. Recent expansion of resources for cyclists include additional bike racks, cycling maps, expansion of Indego bike share stations, bike repair stations, as well as a cycling commuter reimbursement program launched in 2017. The next five years will continue to see promotion of more sustainable transportation programs; including cycling, car and vanpooling, and public transit commuter benefits. At the same time, Penn Transportation and Parking will look to improve the energy efficiency of parking facilities and work to minimize the environmental impacts of the Penn Transit fleet.

walking on Locust Walk

Penn is a pedestrian friendly environment.

walking bike on locust walk

The University of Pennsylvania promotes bicycling as a safe, healthy, and environmentally responsible means of transportation. 

Penn transit fleet

Penn Transit Services, the University operated transportation system, provides shuttles and buses that offer safe and efficient travel to, from and around campus.

electric vehicle parking

Penn Parking Services works hard to provide adequate and sustainable parking facilities for the purposes of commuters.

bike repair station

The University supports a number of programs to encourage faculty, staff, students and visitors to utilize sustainable modes of transportation.

Although it is easy to get around Penn and Philadelphia on foot, by bike or using a variety of public transit options, there are still times when a car comes in handy.