Then & Now

Cars on Campus

Stanford University Archives
Kurt Hickman

In the university’s early days, Jane Stanford banned cars from campus. The ban was lifted in 1914. In the late 1980s, the university began offering incentives for people to find alternative ways of commuting. Today, Stanford researchers are building solar cars for sustainable future options. Right: Arctan, the solar-powered car built to compete in the 2015 World Solar Challenge.