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Sustainable Transportation

Reimagine transportation systems  

Harvard is developing and investing in sustainable modes of transportation, ensuring that walking, cycling, and public transport are safe, affordable, and accessible. Learn more about all transportation options from Harvard Transportation and Parking.

Harvard’s Sustainable Transportation Goals

  • Complete the transition of Harvard’s shuttle-bus fleet to electric by 2035
  • Set new target dates for its remaining fleet vehicle types by the end of 2026, as part of the University’s commitment to be fossil fuel-free by 2050. This roadmap will include an outline for installing more charging infrastructure for University vehicles and equipment. 
  • Maintain at least gold-level status in the League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly University Program, which evaluates whether universities are effectively encouraging bicycling and protecting cyclists’ rights. 
  • Support and enhance the pedestrian experience and sufficiently accommodate other personal transportation, such as Bluebikes, e-bikes, and scooters.  
  • Continuously improve sustainable transportation opportunities, programs, and incentives for Harvard affiliates. 
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How We Power

Accelerating a fossil fuel-free Harvard and world.

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Solar panels roof of the High Bay, 38 Oxford Street

On the road to a fossil fuel-free future

Harvard invests in four 100% electric buses

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Harvard Electric Shuttle hooked up to an electric charging station.

Sustainable Commuting

The CommuterChoice Program (Cambridge/Allston) and MASCO (Longwood) provide employees with benefits and programs that encourage transit use, bicycling, walking, and carpooling.

A BlueBikes station at Harvard Law School on a sunny day has only one bike docked.