7 Top Colleges For a Car-Free Student

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With the rising cost of car ownership and increasing college tuition – more than ever before college students and parents are questioning if they really do need to bring a car to campus. As a result, college administrators and student group leaders are beginning to realize the importance of providing alternative transportation options for students and employees who do not want to bring a car to campus everyday.

Reducing the number of cars on campus is no longer just about freshman car restrictions.

Here is a list of 7 standout colleges and universities that are rising above the pack on enabling a car-free college experience.

7 top colleges for car free students:

  1. Princeton University – offers a complete Car Free Guide to Princeton University
  2. Clemson University – offers free area bus transit for local transportation and an airport shuttle to the nearest airports (via RidePost) for long distance trips
  3. University of Wisconsin, Madison – students and employees receive unlimited area bus passes
  4. University of Texas at Austin – students can rent bikes free of charge and have free access to local buses
  5. University of Dayton – after outgrowing their already popular bike sharing program, students who pledge not to bring a car to campus are rewarded with a free bike
  6. University of Pittsburgh – offers bus trips home to major cities and hubs in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions for verified students.
  7. Any military academy – Let’s just say that students/cadets/midshipmen/etc do not need to worry about transportation to and from campus at our prestigious military academies – that is taken care of. Something many other schools could learn from.

As more students as well as parents look for alternative transportation options, these leading schools and many others are offering options to car-free living on campus.

Duke University Launches RidePost Private Network

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Duke University launches a new rideshare and commuter network just for students and employees.

Alternative transportation on college campuses is a growing need and Duke University is the latest school to bring RidePost to campus. The new site gives students, faculty and staff members their own private ridesharing network: Duke.RidePost.com.

RidePost is the new standard for transportation on college and university campuses and Duke University joins a growing number of schools choosing to become leaders in alternative transportation on campus while offering low cost options for students and employees to carpool.

Exclusive to verified students, faculty, and staff – Duke now has a private ridesharing and carpooling network to meet the specific transportation needs of the campus community.

But this isn’t your old school hitch hiking, this is RidePost. Safety is key and on top of many other safety measures it requires a verified and current @Duke.edu email address to join. In addition, members can connect their Facebook and LinkedIn profiles to increase transparency as well as see any mutual connections with others.

RidePost is working with Duke’s Parking and Transportation Services to not only reduce the costs of transportation, but to lower congestion and reduce the need for cars on campus. You can learn more about this in the Duke Today article

If you’re affiliated with Duke, be sure to check out Duke’s RidePost page and start exploring how you can save money on transportation.

If you are affiliated with another college or university and would like more information about how to bring RidePost to your school please contact us at Universities@RidePost.com.

Still more questions about our private networks? Send us a quick note to Hello@RidePost.com.

ABOUT RIDEPOST PRIVATE NETWORKS:

RidePost is the new standard in transportation for colleges and universities. RidePost private networks help universities and organizations provide alternative transportation options while more accurately measuring activity specific to the campus community. Because the RidePost Private Network is exclusive to university only members, RidePost can translate that activity to miles, emissions, and cars on campus saved. Bringing the RidePost private network to your campus or organization is the simple, responsible and affordable way to showcase alternative transportation options to your community.

Contact: Universities@RidePost.com

Dickinson College joins the RidePost Network

DIckinson College Rideboard

Hello Red Devils, we are sooooo happy to see you!

Alternative transportation on college campuses is a growing need and Dickinson College is the latest (and greatest) school to bring RidePost to campus. The new site gives students, faculty and staff members their own private ridesharing network: Dickinson.RidePost.com.

Dickinson College is the latest in a growing number of colleges and universities choosing to become leaders in sustainable transportation on campus while offering low cost transportation.

Exclusive to verified students, faculty, and staff, Dickinson now has a private ridesharing and carpooling network to meet the specific transportation needs of the campus community.

But this isn’t your old school hitch hiking, this is RidePost. Safety is key and on top of many other safety measures it requires a verified Dickinson email address to join.

As an added bonus, the school will now be using RidePost for all future holiday shuttle signups. The new network will streamline all future break shuttle signups making it easier than ever for students to find alternative transportation.

We are working directly with Dickinson’s administration to not only reduce the costs of transportation, but to lower congestion and reduce the number of cars on campus. You can learn more on Dickinson’s ride board here.

If you’re affiliated with Dickinson, be sure to check out RidePost Dickinson and start posting your trips, ASAP!

If you are affiliated with another college or university and would like more information about how to bring RidePost to your school please contact us at Universities@RidePost.com.

Still more questions about our private networks? Shoot us a quick note @ Hello@RidePost.com.

ABOUT RIDEPOST PRIVATE NETWORKS:

RidePost is the new standard in transportation services for colleges and universities. RidePost private networks help universities and organizations provide alternative transportation options while more accurately measuring activity specific to the campus community. Because the RidePost Private Network is exclusive to university only members, RidePost can translate that activity to miles, emissions, and cars on campus saved.

Western Carolina University joins the RidePost Family

Western Carolina University is the lastest university to partner with RidePost to bring students, faculty and staff members their own private university ridesharing network: WCU.RidePost.com! Exclusive to students, faculty, and staff, Western Carolina now has a closed ridesharing and carpooling network to meet the specific transportation needs of the University and that requires a verified WCU email address to join.

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RidePost at Western Carolina University

RidePost created private networks to help universities and organizations provide alternative transportation options while more accurately measuring ridesharing and carpooling activity specific to their community. Because the network is exclusive to university and organization members, RidePost can translate that activity to miles, emissions, and cars on the road saved.

We are working directly with Western Carolina’s administration to not only bring down the costs of transportation, but to lower congestion and reduce the number of cars on campus. You can learn more on Western Carolina’s website, here.

If you’re affiliated with Western Carolina University, be sure to check out RidePost WCU and start posting your trips, ASAP!

If you are affiliated with another college or university and would like more information about RidePost please visit us here, or email us at hello@RidePost.com.

Still more questions about our private networks? Shoot us a quick note below!

Clemson University Joins The RidePost Family

Clemson University has partnered with RidePost to bring the Tigers their own private ridesharing network: Clemson.RidePost.com! Exclusive to students, faculty, and staff, Clemson now has a closed ridesharing and carpooling network of their own that meets the specific needs of the University and that requires a verified Clemson email address to join.

RidePost Clemson

RidePost Clemson

We recently created private networks to help Universities and Organizations more accurately measure ridesharing and carpooling activity specific to their community. Because the network is exclusive to University and Organization members, we can translate that activity to miles, emissions, and cars on the road saved each day / week / month / year / etc…

We’re working directly with Clemson’s Parking & Transportation Services to not only bring down the costs of transportation, but to lower congestion and reduce the number of cars on campus. You can learn more on Clemson’s website, here.

Clemson Parking & Transportation Services' Ride-Share Program

Clemson Parking & Transportation Services’ Ride-Share Program

If you’re affiliated with Clemson University, be sure to check out RidePost Clemson and start posting your trips, asap!

Questions about our private networks? Shoot us an email at hello@ridepost.com!