Drew has a number of alternative transportation options. Click below on the type of transportation or program for more information.
Rent a Bike
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.
Academic Term (anytime during September – May):
- Single-Speed Bike Type: $25
- Multi-Speed Bike Type: $50
- Multiple Speed Bike: $50
- Single Speed Bike: $25
*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
Bikes Racks on Campus
BIKE RACKS LOCATED AROUND THE DREW CAMPUS:
- Tolley – 1 by front door
- McClintock – 1 in front
- Holloway – 1 on road side
- Welch – 1 in front of building
- Eberhardt – 1 by front door
- Riker – 2 in lobby (circle side)
- Baldwin – 1 on campus side
- EC – 1 in front
- Hoyt – 1 by back door
- Asbury – 1 by back door
- BC – 2 by handicap ramp
- Hall of Science – 1 in front
- Library – 1 left side of front doors
- Commons – 1 by CUE office
- Tipple – 2 in front, 1 in back
- Dorothy Young – 1 in front
- Campus Security/Pepin – 1 in front
Bike Maps for around New Jersey.
Please follow the rules below when operating a bike
In New Jersey, the law states a bicyclist must obey all state and local automobile driving laws
FEET AND HANDS ON PEDALS AND HANDLEBARS; CARRYING ANOTHER PERSON
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).
HITCHING ON VEHICLE PROHIBITED
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:
- To make a left turn from a left turn lane or pocket
- To avoid debris, drains, or other hazardous conditions on the right
- To pass a slower moving vehicle
- To occupy any available lane when traveling at the same speed as other traffic
- To travel no more than two abreast when traffic is not impeded, but otherwise ride in single file
Every person riding a bicycle should ride in the same direction as vehicular traffic.
Information from the State of New Jersey Department of Transportation
BIKE TURN SIGNALS
Practice bike safety by using these bike turn signals:
OPERATED BY NJ TRANSIT
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.
- Bus Schedule 873
- Other Bus Routes (Point-to-Point)
- NJ Transit Itinerary Planner for all NJ Transit bus schedules
Another option is the Lakeland Bus. This website provides more information about their services Lakeland Buses