8) Does Penn State undertake actions to promote the % of more sustainable commuting (e.g. provision of free or subsidized buses or shared transport schemes, provision of bicycle parking & storage facilities, provision of cycle tracks, a bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy, bicycle sharing program, free or reduced price transit passes, car/van pool or ride sharing program, reduced parking fees or preferential parking for carpool or vanpool users, car sharing program, provision of electric vehicle recharging stations, preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles)?
Yes, Penn State undertakes actions to promote a greater percentage of sustainable commuting. The university promotes sustainable commuting through a number of programs. These include: free bus rides on the Loop, Link, and Campus Shuttle routes; access to reduced-fare bus service to/from campus for eligible Penn State full-time employees and graduate students; nearly 800 bike racks; a bike repair and bike maintenance facility on campus (pictured below); bicycle repair stations across campus; a Ride Smart program which provides students with 8, $10 credits to use lyft rides; supports 300 electric assist bikeshare bikes; and provides several electric vehicle charging stations on campus.
The Bike Den, a bike repair and bike maintenance facility on the University Park campus
Penn State Transportation services hosts an informative website on bicycling, bike repair, and bus and shuttle services.
We are a gold level certified bicycle friendly university.