End-of-Semester Storage or Donation

Covered bike racks behind Princeton Station

Summer storage 

At the end of the academic year, students who are not residing on campus for the summer must remove their property from Princeton University bike racks. Bikes or scooters that appear abandoned will be tagged for confiscation.

The Moving & Storage Agency provides bike pick-up and storage for a fee with optional insurance. In addition, check out some local off-campus storage options.  

Leaving campus? Donate your bike! 

Abandoning a bike is littering. 

Transportation and Parking Services partners with local nonprofits to donate abandoned bicycles. If you have a bike you are no longer using, consider contacting Pedals4Progress, a New Jersey nonprofit organization that donates unwanted bikes to partner organizations in 32 developing countries. There's also the Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County Bike Exchange, a nonprofit organization that provides after-school care and bike-related activities, including teaching children how to repair and build bikes. 

Did you know?

Transportation and Parking Services periodically tags and collects potentially abandoned bikes on campus to ensure that campus bike racks remain open and accessible for regular bicyclists.

As many of these bikes are outside for extended periods of time, they cannot be donated or reused and must be recycled.

Learn more about our abandoned bike policy.


Building better bike and pedestrian experiences

Princeton University and the town of Princeton are continuing to make efforts to be more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly.
Learn more about the Campus Mobility Framework