Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.42
Liaison Gina Talt
Submission Date Aug. 25, 2021

STARS v2.2

Princeton University
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Charles Tennyson
Transportation & Parking Services
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Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

Zagster Bikeshare on Princeton’s campus operated more than 100 bikes and averaged 400 riders per week before March 2020. In June 2020, Zagster ended operations nationwide as the company declared bankruptcy. Princeton is working on establishing a bike loan library using bikes from the old bikeshare fleet to provide low-cost bike access to the campus community until a new bikeshare can be launched.

Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Prior to March 2020, Princeton University partnered with Enterprise Carshare to provide the campus community with 17 vehicles for hourly rental. Enterprise Carshare is currently suspending rentals due to continuing public health concerns.

Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

Fuel efficient vehicle parking is offered at off-campus University buildings. Preferential parking for carpools and vanpools is offered in 10 campus parking lots and both parking garages (82 spaces).

Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

Princeton University currently provides 20 Level II EV Charging Stations (Clipper Creek) distributed evenly between the North and West parking garages on campus. These EV charging stations are authorized by a centralized located control kiosk (Fuelforce) in each garage using a TigerCard ID – participants register online. Additionally, Princeton University’s Facilities team has provided three 120VAC Duplex outlets across graduate student housing and off-campus buildings for users’ to charge cars. To dates, 85 campus community members have registered to use the charging systems. More details here: https://transportation.princeton.edu/faculty-and-staff/faculty-and-staff-parking#ma-headline-330

Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:

To encourage University employees to live close to the University, Princeton owns and manages over 600 rental units, including both houses and apartments for those that meet eligibility requirements. The University also has a mortgage loan program to assist eligible employees in locating near the University and manages an off-campus housing database of local real estate agents and available rental units. More information available at https://hres.princeton.edu/faculty-staff-housing.

Does the institution have other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:

A brief description of other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting:

In order to encourage employees to leave their cars at home, Princeton University developed and launched the Revise Your Ride commuter benefits program in October 2017. This program offers enhanced benefits and incentives to participate in one of five commuter programs in lieu of a parking permit: bike/walk, carpool, vanpool, transit reimbursement, or NJ Transit bus pass. Participating employees and graduate students are not eligible for an annual University parking permit. On June 30, 2020, 1386 employees and 159 graduate students were enrolled in the program. More details at https://transportation.princeton.edu/revise-your-ride.

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
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