Hey Haverford! I know there are a lot of us who like to get off campus, and maybe where we live at home, it is difficult to get around without a car. Well, Haverford is different, thanks to some new (and old) transportation initiatives! From bikes to trains to Philly Car Share, there are plenty of options for students, faculty, and staff to get to where they need to go without always hopping into their cars.
Bikes are a great way to get around the Haverford area. If you don’t have a bike, well you are in luck! Each semester Devereux hosts a used bike sale on campus and sells them to students for $40 to $100. Just be sure to show up to the sale early; this fall, 26 of the 30 bikes for sale were sold in the first 15 minutes!
In other bike news, the Committee on Environmental Responsibility (CER) and the Students’ Council teamed up to purchase a Dero fixit bike station. Located at the Arts Center Foundry between the South Lot and Safety & Security, the bike station will provide students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to repair their bikes for free.
Trains also provide a convenient option to travel into Philly, or even towns nearby. The Student Activities Office provides FREE Septa tokens and tickets.
When you do need a car, Philly Car Share is on campus! Even better, CER will subsidize students for the first hour of use, essentially making the first hour free! This subsidy can be redeemed up to three times per student per semester so team up with friends and take advantage of this great opportunity! Find more details here: www.haverford.edu/news/stories/61371/381
By planning out your travels and not always relying on a car to get around, you will be responsible for fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Haverford provides cheap and convenient transportation options, so why not take advantage of them?!