Foster a multi-modal culture and prepare for future changes to the mobility ecosystem by providing an array of mobility services and solutions that reduce single occupancy automobile dependence, promote health and wellness, and support the long-term University vision and master plan.
- Develop and promote incentives for student and faculty use of alternative transportation options (walking, biking, public transportation, car sharing, carpooling, commuter parking).
- Foster shared demand-responsive services to provide flexible mobility options that match customers’ needs.
- Partner with the public and private sector to deliver various transportation, carpool and ridesharing options (LANTA/LYFT).
- Creating a new accessible shuttle service to assist in providing access to buildings with significantly improved headway times.
- A bike-sharing program is in progress and will be launched fall 2022.
- Anyone with a Lehigh ID can ride LANTA buses - free of charge.
Fall 2021 Commuter Survey
In Fall 2021, the Office of Sustainability in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research and Strategic Analytics administered a Lehigh Commuter Survey to all current students, faculty, and staff. The Commuter Survey provides key insights into commuting habits, parking zone preferences, as well as views on incentives to change behavior. Some of the key findings include:
- 89% (378 respondents) said they drive a standard (not electric) vehicle to campus while 11% (~50 respondents) said they drive a hybrid electric or all-electric vehicle to campus
- Most faculty and staff respondents would like to see electric vehicle charging stations added to the garages at Alumni, Farrington, and Zoellner
- When asked if there are any incentives that would encourage you to change your current transportation mode to a more sustainable mode, some of the top answers included: more frequent or faster public transport options for my location and more available buses en route
- If there was an optional payment or payroll deduction program to offset some of the greenhouse emissions generated when commuting to and from campus , 71% of respondents said they would definitely enroll or maybe enroll