Alternative Means of Transportation
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Carpooling is a great way to take the bite out of high gas prices, get you the best value for your parking permit and ease the strain on Trent's limited parking resources. One member of your carpool must register on-line as the permit holder. You can then register all vehicles participating in the pool and select the appropriate permit. For staff and faculty, all members of a particular carpool can use their flex dollars towards the total cost of the permit. You should advise your automobile insurance carrier if you intend to carpool as it may constitute a material change to your coverage.
If your carpool has three or more members, you will be entitled to a special Carpool permit that allows you to park in any of the "Carpool Only" spaces on campus. You will also receive one free daily permit per semester in the event you must bring a second car onto campus to attend to personal or business related matters.
Carpool Lots in the City and County
Visit the Traveller Information Services Carpool website for a list of carpool lots in Ontario and information about finding a carpool ride.
Call 1-800-ONTARIO for a free Ontario road map that indicates MTO carpool lots.
B!KE@ Trent is a small workshop on campus where members or drop-in users can make repairs to their bikes or take part in workshops. For more information visit their website.
Trails to Trent
There are three cycling trails that can be used to get to Trent.
1. The Rotary Greenway Trail
This trail starts in East city (near downtown Peterborough) and travels north to Trent University. Total Length: 8 km
2. The Lakefield Rotary Greenway Trail
This is an extension of the main Rotary Greenway Trail, which travels from Trent University to Lakefield. Total Length: 10 km
3. Parkway Trail
Travel between Jackson Park and the Peterborough Zoo then along a shared pedestrian/bike trail to Trent University. Total Length: 4.2 km
Taking transit is about ten times cheaper than operating a car and it’s a good choice for environmental reasons too.
All full time Peterborough Undergraduate students (excluding School of Education students) receive a City of Peterborough Transit Pass, valid from September to August. All other students are able to purchase a Transit Pass at a discounted rate from the Campus Card Office located in Blackburn Hall, room 104.
Staff & Faculty are eligible to purchase a bus pass from the Campus Card Office located in Blackburn Hall, room 104.
To view bus schedules throughout the City of Peterborough please visit the City of Peterborough Transit page
Students/Staff/Faculty can buy passes for the Go Transit system at the Peterborough Transit Terminal, located down town.
The Trent University community has a long-standing reputation for being a ‘green’ campus. To support this commitment on campus and in response to the growing concern for the health of our environment, the Physical Resources Department established a Sustainability Office in the summer of 2007. Operating under the ecoTrent umbrella, the Sustainability Office is doing their part to support Trent's commitment to promoting awareness of environmental issues and taking active measures to keep Trent green!
A map for electric vehicle charge stations can be found here
Please visit their website for further information
Peterborough Moves has been designed to provide practical information for citizens to take up or expand their participation in physically active forms of transportation and ridesharing. By answering questions and providing tools to make these activities easier, peterboroughmoves.com aspires to assist in the development of a healthier and more enjoyable Peterborough City and County.