With approximately one-fifth of Temple University's greenhouse gas emissions attributed to transportation (i.e. commuters and university sponsored transportation), the way we move about has a great impact on the environment. According to the 2013 Temple Transportation Survey, an estimated 32% of all students, faculty and staff commuters drive alone. The Transportation Recommendations Report, developed by Temple’s Transportation Committee in August 2009, provides recommendations to reduce transportation-related GHG emissions (commuting, air travel and campus vehicle fleets) with principle measures including reducing motorized travel, increasing efficiency of motorized travel, and reducing carbon intensity of fuels for motorized travel.
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Temple’s Main Campus now hosts two stations as part of Philadelphia’s city-owned bicycle-sharing program, Indego. Click to learn more.
Bike Temple is a university-wide program to promote bicycle use by Temple students, faculty, and staff. Bike Temple hosts a number of educational programs and events throughout the year. Learn more about biking at Temple by visiting bike.temple.edu.
Breakaway Bikes offers discounted bicycles, equipment, and repair/maintenance services available through their Main Campus trailer facility. To see discounted bikes and equipment offered, visit their shop or go to www.breakawaybikes.com.
Shuttles transport students around Main Campus (Owl Loop) and to their off-campus residences (TUr Door). There is also shuttle service between Main Campus, the Health Sciences Center (HSC), the Temple Administrative Services Building (TASB), Ambler Campus, and the Ambler train station. Click here for shuttle information and schedules.
Think about offsetting greenhouse gas emissions when you travel. Organizations like Carbonfund.org allow you to make donations to fund third-party validated offset projects.
Private busing companies can provide cheap transportation options home to cities such as New York, Boston, or Washington D.C. Some buses provide services such as wifi and electricity to make your ride that much more enjoyable. Check out their websites for more details on stop locations, routes and times: Megabus, Bolt Bus, and Greyhound.
From bus to rail, SEPTA makes getting around without a car easy. Use Plan My Trip or Google Transit to get up-to-the-minute directions from one location to another. For New Jersey travel options, visit NJ Transit and PATCO.
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Temple University Pass is a semester-based transit pass sponsored by SEPTA and Temple University which offers discounted transit passes to full time Temple students (almost 10% discount).
WageWorks at Temple enables full time employees of Temple University to pay public transportation, vanpool, or parking expenses with pre-tax money. Click here for more information.