Resources for Bicyclists

Riding your bike on campus is a great way to commute sustainably and stay fit. A new interactive bike map is just one piece of information on biking at Penn.

News

October 8, 2009

With the addition of new bike parking corrals, bike lanes and safety instruction, Penn is renewing its commitment to creating a haven for members of the biking community. Ample bike...Read more »

October 8, 2009

By capturing rainwater and reducing it slowly over time, Penn's green roofs lessen the burden on the West Philadelphia sewer system, while providing several additional environmental benefits.

One of the...Read more »

September 16, 2009

Sandy Bauers, Philadelphia Inquirer -- About an hour ago, Penn president Amy Gutmann announced the university's new Climate Action Plan, which calls for all sorts of green upgrades. Penn is...Read more »

September 16, 2009

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania today released its Climate Action Plan, a comprehensive approach to reducing the University’s carbon footprint and enhancing its overall sustainability. An announcement by President...Read more »

September 2, 2009

Plastic water and soda bottles that are said to last forever in a landfill will instead grace the 2,500 or so Penn graduating seniors next spring as their commencement caps...Read more »

June 15, 2009

Scientific American has ranked the University of Pennsylvania #19 on its list of the country's "Top 25 Green Leaders" alongside other environmentally-conscious companies and municipalities. Penn, the only institution of...Read more »

June 1, 2009

Penn has been designated as one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters by the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) at the University of South Florida for meeting the Environmental...Read more »

May 1, 2009

Sandy Bauers, Philadelphia Inquirer -- It's big. It's brainy. Officials say it will save money. And it's solar-powered to boot. Philadelphia installed the first of a new generation of trash...Read more »

April 21, 2009

For the third straight year, the University of Pennsylvania has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the nation's leading purchaser of green power among institutions of higher...Read more »

March 6, 2009

Philadelphia Inquirer -- In a city struggling for some good news, it was welcome timing for the University of Pennsylvania to announce plans to spend $40 million to convert 14...Read more »

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Fact

The operation of buildings contributes to 30-40% of total global energy use.

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