We can all be more proactive to keep ourselves and others safer on campus—whether you get around by car, bike, or via your own two feet. Come to the Streetwise Safety Fair on Thursday, October 16, and get some tried and true tips from local and campus pros (11 AM to 3 PM on the Stratton Student Center Plaza). Test your streetwise knowledge to win prizes, get free bike repairs from Cambridge Bicycle, and participate in simulations that show the consequences of texting while driving. Then youíll be ready to spread the word about better practices to friends and colleagues!
This event will be hosted by the MIT Parking & Transportation Office and the MIT Police. Local pros and vendors will include CEP, Cambridge Bikes, BecauseWater, Masco, MassRide, Bike Beacon, Hubway, Kryptonite, Charles River TMA, and vRide.
Why spend extra time and money in traffic? There are many options to choose from here on this website. Peruse these pages and see how you can save money and the environment at the same time. Some options available for customizing your commute are:
You don’t need to own a bicycle to ride around campus now. Current MIT employees and students can buy an annual subsidized Hubway membership. Signup or renew your membership today. An MIT certificate is required.
Carpools By sharing a ride, you save money on gas and car maintenance. Plus, you can carpool and save by participating in the discounted carpool parking program. Be sure to check in with your department’s Parking Coordinators first.
Emergency Ride Home
This unique program provides an employee with a taxi home if there’s a personal or family emergency or if you had to work unscheduled overtime. Only MIT employees who use public transportation, carpool, vanpool, bike, or walk to work at least three days per week may use the program.
Massachusetts has a broad transit system composed of buses and trains that pass through campus. MIT encourages travel by public transit by subsidizing 50% of the cost of a monthly MBTA pass for students and employees. You can combine it with an occasional parking permit.
Employees who use an alternative form of transit, like a private bus line or Amtrak for example, may participate in the Private Transit Subsidy program. Sign up and get reimbursed for up to 50% of your commuting costs.
MIT employees are eligible to participate in the MIT vanpool subsidy program with vRide which provides both a monthly subsidy and a pre-tax payroll deduction. The vanpool subsidy cannot be combined with any other subsidies.
Make walking a part of your commute and see the proven health benefits. If you take public transportation, try walking to a further stop or get off a stop early. If your commute is too long, make it a Walk to Lunch Day. Join MIT in the Walk/Ride Day challenge.