Providing sustainable transportation alternatives
Columbia seeks to be a leader in implementing sustainable and cutting-edge transportation practices to further reduce its transportation emissions. By making substantial investments in providing near-to-campus housing for affiliates, making bold decisions to switch its intercampus bus operations to electric, as well as implementing innovative commuter programs that reduce car-dependency, Columbia has achieved significant results.
Citi Bike is expanding its network and is expected to reach 184th Street this summer. The expansion will provide more sustainable and healthy travel alternatives for those living uptown.
Results from Columbia’s most recent Commute and Travel Survey show that between May 2018 and February 2020 fewer Columbia affiliates chose a drive-alone commute and more walked to campus.
As Columbia’s first campus-wide sustainability plan will come to a close in 2020, the Office of Environmental Stewardship launched the planning process to build the next iteration. Plan 2030 – a larger, more ambitious 10-year plan encompassing all four of Columbia’s campuses – will provide a roadmap for the University to take progressive, urgent action around climate change.