Rideshare and Parking
Ridaroo, a company founded by Drexel graduates, provides students commuting to campus and to co-op, the opportunity to share rides to and from campus or work. This is a great way to reduce your carbon foot print, while economically commuting and meeting new friends.
Ridaroo is fully integrated with facebook and twitter so you can find out more about the people riding with you to and from campus/work. Plus, ridaroo can give you the opportunity to connect with other college students in Philadelphia to share rides as well.
To find out more about Ridaroo and to register, please go to: http://ridaroo.com/articles/view/enterprise
PhillyCarShare is expanding its program in University City with the addition of new Chevy Volt extended range vehicles and pod locations, as well as special discounted rates through a partnership with Drexel University. Two Volts were added at a new pod location at 33rd and Cherry Streets, and an existing pod at 34th and Market Streets will add another vehicle.
As part of the partnership with Drexel, PhillyCarShare will waive the $25 application fee and offer discounts on yearly plans for all student, faculty and professional staff participants at Drexel, and free business accounts for any University department or group.
To view more detailed information about PhillyCarShare or to register, visit: http://www.phillycarshare.com.
Drexel has partnered with Zipcar, Inc., the world’s leading car-sharing network, to offer a Zipcar car-sharing program on campus. The cost-effective and convenient transportation option is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to all students ages 18 and older, as well as faculty and professional staff members.
Drexel members pay a $35 annual fee, and rates on campus Zipcar vehicles start as low as $7 per hour and $69 per day. Gas, insurance, reserved parking spots, up to 180 miles of driving per day and roadside assistance are included in the hourly and daily Zipcar rates. Cars can be reserved for as little as an hour or for multiple days.
Drexel students, faculty and staff can join at www.zipcar.com/drexel.
Drexel University Parking Services
Drexel Parking Services offers a variety of options to choose from for your parking needs. DPS works to best the needs of students; anything from term passes to daily parking rates.
To find out more information about the location of Drexel parking lots, pricing and how to sign-up for parking, please visit: www.drexel.edu/parking.
As a note, you can park in the Drexel Parking Garage at a daily rate of $12.00. Please pay at the kiosks located in the Parking Garage Lobby.
Campus Park and Ride
Located at 16th and Warfield in the Graduate Hospital Neighborhood of Philadelphia, the Campus Park and Ride of affordable daily and monthly parking deals, as well as, a shuttle to take you to the University City campus. For more information and pricing, visit: www.campusparkandride.com.
Parkway and PPA
Parkway offers monthly parking rates at the following lots:
33rd and Ludlow
34th and Chestnut
34th and Market
36th and Market
37th and Filbert
38th and Filbert
39th and Market
14th and Race
15th and Cherry
15th and Spring St. (PPA)
Parking on the Local Streets
Here at Drexel not only do we have parking garages and lots but we also have a multitude of ways and places you can park on the street; from directly on campus and continuing all the way into Powelton Village. Both purchased and free options are available.
- When directly on main campus from starting from Chestnut St. and ending on Race Street South to North and from 32nd to 34th you will find a large number of parking kiosks an updated version of meters. More information about the exact location and prices can be found on the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s Website; http://philapark.org/
- Once you pass over Race Street going towards Powelton Village you will begin to encounter what’s known as 2HR parking from 6am-6pm/ permit parking. It is considered both of these because once you get into this area of University City it becomes residential, that means that if you are a Resident of the area you must obtain a parking permit from the Philadelphia Parking Authority in order to not have to abide by the 2hr parking limit which results in tickets if your car is there past the time limit. Residents can obtain these permits from their website, http://philapark.org/.
- If you drive further into Powelton Village towards Mantua approximately past Hamilton St. you will begin to find non-limited parking. This means that there is no time limit to parking in these areas. However students parking here should be aware that this area is also residential and they are expected to be respectful of residents parking in front of their homes.
Where can I get gas near campus?
2201 Walnut Street - Sunoco 2201 Spring Garden Street - Linnett Gulf Service Station 49th & Market Streets - Thomas’s Service Station
Drexel Bike Share is open to all students and employees with a valid Drexel University ID and in good standing with the University. There is no rental fee to use a Drexel Bike Share bike. The general share time is 2days or 1 weekend. All Bike Share equipment is picked up from the Bike Share Hub at the Drexel Parking Services Garage Office (33rd and Market Streets).
For more information on the Drexel Bike Share program, please visit: http://www.drexel.edu/dbs/parkingServices/bikeShare
Drexel Bike Racks:
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Drexel Public Safety Bike Registration Program and Biking Policies
All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to register their bikes with Drexel Public Safety. The goals of this program are to heighten awareness in the University community, deter would-be thieves, and provide law enforcement with valuable crime-solving information.
This free program takes only a few minutes to complete and includes:
- Documentation of bike description, serial number, and owner information
- Engraving your bike with a registration number
- A registration program sticker applied to your bike
- An information booklet
Bike registration can be completed at 118 North 34th Street. For more information, call 215-895-1550.
Be sure to lock your bike appropriately witha ULock device.
Drexel Bicycle Policies
By statute, a bicycle is a vehicle and cyclists must obey all traffic laws. Anyone using a bicycle shall do so in a safe manner and always yield the right of way to pedestrians.
- Bicycles shall be operated at a reasonable, safe, and prudent speed at all times.
- Cyclists are required to use designated bike racks for parking.
- Bicycles may not be parked or stored blocking building entrances or exits, stairways or pedestrian walkways.
- Bicycles may not be parked or stored in hallways, stairways or public areas in University buildings.
- Bicycles may not be parked or stored inside any Drexel University building unless the area is specifically designated for such storage and/or approved by the office of Fire & Life Safety.
How to Lock Your Bike:
The Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition hosts great information on their website about safety. One of the greatest challenges for Philadelphia bikers is keeping their bike. The Coalition hosts the below video on their website, which focuses on how to correctly lock your bike. Watch Hal (a bike mechanic) and Kerri as they tour Philadelphia and rate how bikers have secured their bikes.
Please imbed this video:
Have a flat!? – Bike Pump Available at Creese Student Center
Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition:
The Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition provides bikers with a opportunities to get involved with riding groups, safety information, biking events and much more! Please check out this very resource filled website at: http://www.bicyclecoalition.org.