Penn biking

Reducing Emissions

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. The 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 the 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.

Penn Sustainability has prepared also a Low Emissions Vehicle Purchasing Guide, found on our Resources -- Guides and Manuals section of the website.