Temple’s transportation-related emissions represent 21% or approximately 45,000 tons of the university’s FY 2011 greenhouse gas emissions with commuting being the significant emissions source. According to the August 2010 Temple Transportation Survey, an estimated 32% of all students, faculty and staff commuters drive alone.
A Transportation Recommendations Report was developed by Temple’s Transportation Committee in August 2009 to provide recommendations to reduce transportation-related GHG emissions (commuting, air travel and campus vehicle fleets). The recommendations became part of Temple's Climate Action Plan with principle measures including reducing motorized travel, increasing efficiency of motorized travel, and reducing carbon intensity of fuels for motorized travel.
|Bike Parking Services||
Temple Bike Parking Services offers bicycle permits which allows parking in an assigned area when space is available. To learn more, visit the Office of Parking Services.
Bike Temple is a university-wide program to promote bicycle use by Temple students, faculty, and staff. The overall goal of the program is to enable more people to travel on a bike and to do so safely and to build a great bike culture at Temple that supports the University’s commitment to sustainability and reputation for innovative, green programs. Bike Temple hosts a number of educational programs and events throughout the year. Learn more by visiting www.bike-temple.org.
Breakaway Bikes offers discounted bicycles, equipment, and repair/maintenance services available on Main Campus at their facility located on 13th Street between Berks Mall and Norris Street. To see discounted bikes and equipment offered, visit their shop or go to www.breakawaybikes.com.
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.
For the Main Campus community, Enterprise Car Share offers a number of cars available on, or within walking distance, of Main Campus. Discounts are available for students and faculty. For more detailed information on locations, available models, and pricing visit their website. There are currently five locations around campus:
|Inter Campus Shuttles||
Temple University's Facilities Management coordinates free Shuttle Services between Temple University campuses (Main, HSC, Ft. Washington, Ambler and TASB). Every individual boarding the bus must present a valid Temple ID to use this service. The Main Campus Transportation Hub is located at 12th & Polett Walk opposite the food vendors.
|Main Campus Shuttles||
Facilities also coordinates the Main Campus shuttles (TUr Door and the OWLoop) which provides free door-to-door service from 5:30 PM to 6:00 AM and departs from the Main Campus Transportation Hub at 12th & Polett Walk. For more information visit Office of Facilities Management.
Private busing in the city of Philadelphia includes but is not limited to Megabus, Bolt Bus, and Greyhound. These 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. Click here for more information.
|Temple University SEPTA Pass||
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.
Here's a simple savings example (assumes 25% tax bracket):
Click here for more information.
Zimride is a private website that helps Temple's students, staff, and faculty share a carpool in the Greater Philadelphia area. By sharing rides you not only save yourself cash but you can help save the environment by cutting the carbon emissions from the ride in half or in thirds depending on how many people ride with you. The Zimride website is easy to use and interfaces with your Facebook account. Create an account by clicking here.
For the Main Campus community ZipCar offers a number of cars available on campus and within walking distance of Main Campus. With cars now located on Main campus and discounts designed for the Temple University community, ZipCar couldn't be more convenient. For more detailed information on location, available models, and pricing visit www.ZipCar.com. There are currently locations at: