Reducing Emissions Through Sustainable Transportation
Dickinson is committed to creating options for sustainable transportation in and around campus. Our Climate Action Task Force addressed the issue of transportation directly, and created excellent recommendations for pursuit over the next few years. However, Dickinson has already made great progress in the following areas of sustainable transportation:
Check out our online Dickinson-only Ride-Share Board from
RidePost, a leader in transportation for colleges and universities. This service is
available to help members of the Dickinson community (students, faculty & staff) to make connections to
share rides for daily commuting, trips, errands or breaks.
Dickinson College worked with the Carlisle Borough and other members of the community to study transportation problems in Carlisle. The study resulted in a $2.8 million "Road Diet" being funded and implemented by PennDOT. The Road Diet has alleviated some traffic issues and made Carlisle more pedestrian and bicycle friendly by reducing High and Hanover streets from two to one lane in each direction in the downtown core, adding bike lanes, adding turning lanes, and other changes.
Dickinson owns eleven hybrid passenger vehicles for use by faculty and staff when traveling on college business. Zipcars are available for rent to students as well as faculty and staff. Capital Area Transit
runs buses between Carlisle, Harrisburg and other locations in the
region. Student Development and the Department of Public Safety provide shuttles to and from Harrisburg on weekends
and major breaks.