Many employees come to the University as the sole occupant of a passenger vehicle, challenging our ability to improve traffic congestion and the quality of local air, water, and soil resources. The University has responded with a Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program to promote ridesharing and the use of public transportation. Since 2008, the TDM program has significantly reduced the number of cars on campus, even while the campus has grown.
Increase efficiency and reduce emissions associated with transportation, including reducing commuter car numbers by 750 (15 percent) between 2008 and 2020.
The University launched the Zagster bike-share program in November 2014. The program has 9 bike share locations across campus and 638 members to date.
The Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program provides a 50 percent subsidy toward monthly transit passes for commuters. Last year, over 409 campus community members took advantage of this opportunity. Learn more about the subsidy on the Transportation and Parking Services website.
A volunteer staff of Princeton students maintains a do-it-yourself bicycle repair shop at Rockefeller College, the Cyclab, which is open to all campus and local community members.
About 581 campus community members participate in the campus Enterprise CarShare program. There are 13 cars in the program. To register, visit the Transportation Demand Management website.
The AASHE Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) allows metric-driven progress assessment across operations and academics for North American higher education and has recognized Princeton at the Silver leadership level.
Princeton has developed an extensive system of bike and pedestrian-friendly pathways on campus as part of its current Campus Plan and bicycle master planning activities, to promote healthy alternatives to automobiles. A bike map of campus routes has been published.
Further develop TDM incentive programs, including enhancements to parking, car and vanpool programs.
Evaluate infrastructure improvements to incentivize use of alternative fuel vehicles for commuters and alternative fuel options for the campus fleet.
Continue to promote use of carshare and Zagster bike-share and provide bike commuters with a discount and gym membership.
Increase the carshare fleet on campus beyond 13 cars, and add electric options.