Sustainable Commuting

Penn’s Climate Action Plan supports alternative modes of transportation

As the largest private employer in greater Philadelphia and a destination for thousands of daily commuters, Penn recognizes the significant impact of auto travel on the atmosphere. Penn’s compact urban campus is well served by a variety of alternative transportation modes with public transit stops are never more than a five minute walk from any part of campus. The strategies of the Climate Action Plan will leverage this extensive network of subway, bus, regional rail, national rail, car-sharing, and trolley lines that are located around the campus with the goal reducing the amount of single automobile commutes to and from the University.

In addition, the University supports a number of programs to encourage faculty, staff, students and visitors to utilize alternative modes of transportation. With a valid PennCard members of the Penn Community can take advantage of Penn Transit, Loop Through University City (LUCY) and the Drexel University bus system at no charge. Discounts are also offered to students, faculty and staff for using public transportation options such as Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), PATCO and N.J. Transit. Penn is also welcoming and accommodating to alternative modes, such as car sharing, walking and bicycling.

To learn more about each of the transportation options listed above, click on the links at the left.

Visit the Green Campus Partnership Website to learn more about Penn’s Climate Action Plan.