Applying the Campus Mobility Principles Princeton's beautiful and historic campus brings people together to exchange ideas and share their knowledge. However, technology and campus growth impacts how people navigate this space. Walking, horsecarts, wheelchairs, bikes, trains, automobiles, trucks, buses, golf carts, carshare, bikeshare —Princeton has seen many forms of transportation over the decades. The guiding principles developed through Princeton's Campus Mobility Framework helps the University plan how people move about the campus today and into the future. Campus mobility principles 1 | Nearly all movement around campus is human-powered and low-emission.2 | Campus is designed to be compact, walkable, and easy to serve with transit.3 | Alternatives to driving are plentiful and easy for everyone to use.4 | When designing a place, ask first how pedestrians and bikes will use it.5 | The campus is built and maintained so that all people have access, including when they have a disability. 6 | Campus streets and paths don’t just move people, they also carry ideas and conversations.7 | Walking and biking is so appealing that few people choose transit for short trips.8 | It is clear which modes have priority on each street and path.9 | Motorized vehicles are mostly behind the scenes to limit their impact on the campus experience.10 | The University works with partners to improve transportation in nearby communities. Princeton's 2019-2020 Campus Mobility Framework Advisory Committee A large group of students, staff, and faculty have given their time and expertise as part of the Transportation Advisory Council (TAC). Discovery What is the state of mobility on campus? Read The Current State Report The first step of the Campus Mobility Framework was an analysis of mobility at Princeton University, completed in Fall 2019. Pedestrians, bikers, buses, trucks, vans, golf carts - Princeton's people get around campus in all different ways. Discover what we found when we counted pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicle traffic at some key campus spots over the span of an entire week day in October 2019. Engage What to consider when designing the next generation of campus mobility? Read the Choices Report The second element of the Campus Mobility Framework establishes choices for the Princeton community to consider as it designs the next generation of TigerTransit and campus mobility. The consultant team guided the TAC through a transit planning exercise where groups designed a bus network for 'Ivy University', a make-believe campus. What's the best way to provide transportation to a campus? Is it frequent service to the densest areas, or spreading out buses to make sure every building has some service even if it means the buses come only once an hour? To give our broader campus community a voice in this process, we conducted a campus-wide survey that generated more than 2,000 responses. In addition, more than 500 individuals visited our open house to give feedback on the plan in progress, test out an e-bike and explore inside an electric bus. Design How can Princeton improve mobility on campus? Read the Recommendations Report The third and final element establishes the ten Campus Mobility Principles and recommendations for new mobility services including a new Tiger Transit network. In addition to the guiding principles, the Framework includes strategies for providing mobility services such as transit, bikeshare, and making sure University students and other travelers on campus have the information they need to get where they want to go. Based on these guidelines, consultants and University administrative staff collaborated to develop new services for TigerTransit and launched several projects to evaluate the campus' bike and pedestrian resources. When asked about the most important mobility improvements the campus can make, students were united—over 70% said they wanted it to be easier to walk and bike from their residences. Following the new mobility principles, the University has begun to establish "advisory lanes" between campus and nearby campus residences to expand the footprint for bikes and pedestrians.