Drew has a number of alternative transportation options. Click below on the type of transportation or program for more information.
As part of the greater goal for a sustainable campus, Drew encourages bicycling as a form of alternative transportation. Drew’s size and terrain make it great for biking!
Drew Bikes is a bike rental program for Drew students administered by the Sustainability Office at Drew. The bikes that are part of this program are labeled ‘Drew University’ on the bike and a bike number. These bikes are a combination of single-speed cruisers style bicycles that brake by pedaling backwards, and multi-speed bikes that have a handle bar brake system with multiple gears.
User agrees to return the bike and the issued bike lock at the end of the term to the Pepin Services Center. If the bike is not returned or if there is major damage to the bike, User will be charged.
*Forms of payment: Check, made out to Drew University. Or, cash with exact change. Must show a Drew issued ID card.
Routine bike maintenance as determined by Drew Facilities is covered in the registration fee. Being part of the Drew Bikes Program at Drew means that the user accepts the guidelines in the agreement.
Are you interested in getting outdoors? Did you know Drew has an on-campus arboretum? Are you interested in visiting a local park? Click on a link below for an overview, trail map, photos, and directions.Zuck Arboretum | Loantaka Brook Reservation | Jockey Hollow National Park
Lewis Morris Park
To report a stolen bike, go to the Drew Police Department located at Pepin with a written statement of your claim. Drew Police keep a record of all stolen bikes in efforts to recover them.
Bike Maps for around New Jersey.
In New Jersey, the law states a bicyclist must obey all state and local automobile driving laws
Bicyclists should not drive the bicycle with feet removed from the pedals, or with both hands removed from the handlebars, nor practice any trick or fancy driving in a street. Limit passengers to only the number the bicycle is designed and equipped to carry (the number of seats it has).
No person riding a bicycle shall attach themselves to any streetcar or vehicle.
Every person riding a bicycle on a roadway shall ride as near to the right roadside as practicable exercising due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction. A bicyclist may move left under any of the following conditions:
Every person riding a bicycle should ride in the same direction as vehicular traffic.
Information from the State of New Jersey Department of Transportation
Practice bike safety by using these bike turn signals:
The local bus that stops in front of campus at the Bowne Memorial Gateway is the 873 and is listed as “Madison” on the schedule. Please make sure to arrive a few minutes early. Bring exact cash fare as the bus does not give change.
Buses are equipped with a front bike rack that fits two bikes. Pull the lever down to release the rack and lift your bike onto the rack.
The 873 bus services Livingston Mall, Short Hills Mall, Chatham, Madison, Morristown, Morris Plains, and Greystone Park.
Another option is the Lakeland Bus. This website provies more information about their services Lakeland Buses
Need a car? Borrow a Zipcar! Drew has partnered with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing to the area. Three cars are located in the Ehinger Student Center Parking Lot located behind the building. To use Zipcars, simply register as a member, reserve a car online or by phone, use your Zipcard to enter the car, and drive away. When you’re done, return the car to the same location where you picked it up.
So, whether you need a car for a few hours to run errands or the whole day (to get away), you can use Zipcars. They’re parked right on campus and with Zipcar, you never have to worry about car payments, maintenance, gas or insurance.
As a member you get:
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Drew employees can contact the Human Resources Department about purchasing monthly passes with pre-tax salary dollars. More information on allowable deductions.
Drew participates in NJ TRANSIT’s Quik-Tik program. Enroll at https://www.drew.edu/njtransit/ to save 25% on a monthly rail, bus or light rail pass. You are charged $3/month to have the ticket mailed to your address.
You may also pick up an enrollment form from any NJ Transit ticket counter to fill out and mail in to avoid the monthly charge. Please bring your form to the Registrar’s Office in Holloway Hall, First Floor to verify your full-time status. Note: Madison Station ticket counter is open 5:30am-9am Monday-Friday.
If you live or work in Morris County and alternative transportation is your regular form of commuting, you are eligible for up to two (2) free emergency rides home a year. This program is offered by TransOptions, the northwestern NJ transportation management authority in partnership with Drew. Be sure to call TransOptions before 4:00pm on the day you need an emergency ride home.