|Update from Transportation and Parking
December 9, 2008,
Volume 55, No. 15
Bicycle Racks in Parking Garages
Bicycle racks have been installed in two Parking Services’ garages. Each location/rack can hold up to 30 bikes. In Garage #37 at 34th and Chestnut, racks are located next to the Parking Booth at the 34th Street entrance. Hours are Monday through Friday 6 a.m. until 10:30 p.m., and the garage is closed on weekends. In Garage #40 (Fresh Grocer) at 40th and Walnut, racks are located on the 2nd level across from the Parking Office and the garage is open 24 hours. For additional information please contact the Parking Office at (215) 898-8667.
Bicycle Safety and Registration
Public Safety strongly urges students, faculty and staff to register their bicycles, as well as purchase a U-Lock. For details visit www.publicsafety.upenn.edu.
GPS Tracking on Buses & Shuttles
Penn Transit’s new global positioning system allows riders to find out when buses will arrive at designated transit stops. Access the new system on a computer, cell phone or PDA by going to: www.upenn.edu/gps. The GPS will also track Penn shuttles while they are on campus. Not only does this enhancement improve customer service, it also provides an extra level of safety for riders.
Carpool with Rideshare
Whether you are a regular commuter or need a ride home for the weekend or a holiday, share a ride! It’s a great way to save money, preserve the environment, and make new friends. Visit www.upenn.edu/rideshare.
Shuttle Service to Hollenback
The demolition and rebuilding of the South Street Bridge requires complete closure of the structure between Convention Avenue and 27th Street, including the pedestrian steps that have provided access to Hollenback and the River Fields. In order to have pedestrian access to this area, Penn is constructing a Weave Bridge, which will traverse the Amtrak rail lines that separate Hollenback from the rest of campus. The Weave Bridge is expected to be completed by mid-January. Penn Transit’s Hollenback Shuttle will run until the Weave Bridge is in place; it will provide the following services:
• Daily 6 p.m. to 3 a.m., shuttles can provide transportation between Hollenback and any transit stop on campus where one can catch a Penn Bus or Shuttle.
• Mondays—Fridays, 3 a.m. to 6 p.m., Penn Transit will operate a special Hollenback Shuttle that will transport passengers between Hollenback and any location within the Penn Transit boundaries. Between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., the Shuttle will transport riders between Hollenback and the stop at DRL. Weekends, no daytime shuttle service available.
• Penn Transit will not operate during Winter Break (6 p.m. 12/24/2008 to 6 a.m. 1/5/2009).