|Submission Date||March 13, 2015|
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Director, Transportation and Parking Services
Transportation and Parking Services, University Services
There are some shower facilities in academic buildings and the facilities building that bikers can use.
There is some covered bike parking offered in the campus parking garages. Princeton is working on developing other options during academic year 2015.
Transportation and Parking Services produced a map for bicyclists; the map serves pedestrians equally well. The publication is available online and in relevant offices for campus commuters.
Princeton did not have a bicycle sharing program during the '13/'14 academic year. However, starting in fall 2014, Princeton introduced a new bike-sharing program in partnership with the company, Zagster, at the train station adjacent to campus. There are currently 10 Zagster bikes available that can be rented free of charge for the first two hours, and for $2 per hour after that. Initial membership costs $20.
Princeton University was certified in 2012 as a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly University.
Princeton University employees who commute to campus via mass transit are eligible to receive a 50% subsidy on his or her monthly transit pass. In addition to the 50% reimbursement, HR offers employees the option of taking pre-tax dollars to pay for your transit pass.
Graduate commuting students are eligible to receive a 50% subsidy off monthly transit passes; 179 graduate students participate in this program. Additionally, both Princeton Undergraduate and Graduate students are eligible to receive a 25% off a regular rail, bus, or light rail monthly pass when enrolled through NJ Transit's Quik-Tik program.
The Transportation Demand Management program provides an occasional ride home to commuters who use alternative modes of transportation to work. The program is subsidized through the employer, free of charge to the users.
The Rideshare Carpool Service is a free carpool matching service for Princeton University faculty and staff. The program provides interested applicants with a match list of other Princeton University community members who live and work near them and want to carpool. Commuters set up their own carpools to fit their particular commuting needs.
Princeton also offers a vanpool service. Vanpools operate in a similar manner to carpools, only they carry more individuals than a typical carpool. Vanpooling is particularly suitable for longer commutes (10 miles or more each way). Each vanpool must have at least five riders to be economically efficient.
Transportation & Parking Services has partnered with Enterprise CarShare to provide car sharing services for the Princeton University community. Enterprise CarShare vehicles are conveniently located on campus and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Although the University does not currently offer a telecommuting program as standard practice, Princeton’s Human Resources department piloted an internal telecommuting program.
The University offers a condensed work week to limited departments during the summer months.
The University operates the Standard Mortgage Program, which offers favorable mortgage rates and terms to eligible faculty and staff to help members of the campus community purchase homes within a nine-mile radius of Nassau Hall or within the city of Trenton.
Additionally, Princeton University formed a comprehensive Housing Master Plan in 2005 to enhance housing programs for faculty, staff and graduate students. The Housing Plan will provide rental units for eligible faculty and staff on two sites north of campus.
One of these sites, the Merwick Stanworth project, features a mix of apartments and townhouses. These units are affordable and available to local residents with low-to-moderate incomes. Plans called for a close-knit community that adds a significant number of new units, incorporates sustainable design features, preserves the existing landscape and enhances the surrounding neighborhood. The Merwick Stanworth project is now open for faculty/staff renters.
The University owns and operates the Cyclab, a student-run bicycle cooperative on campus. The Cyclab is staffed by student and community volunteer mechanics who will repair bicycles for the Princeton University community for free. Additionally, the Cyclab hosts bike-related events, workshops, classes, and group rides.
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.