|Submission Date||Nov. 25, 2015|
Both of Camosun College's campuses are pedestrian and bike friendly, offering cyclists free access to bike fix-it stations, changerooms, showers and day use lockers. Short term bike parking is available within at least 15m of all Camosun buildings and secured bike parking and invidividual bike lockers are available as well.
There are hundreds of short term bike parking facilities at both Lansdowne and Interurban campuses. Bike racks are located within 15 meters of all occupied, non residential buildings.
The Office of Environmental Sustainability provides information and maps (both print materials and online) regarding cycling and walking routes to both campuses. Furthermore, Camosun College will advocate, and has done so, when bike lanes in the community are not felt to be effective. Camosun has a great relationship with the Municipality of Saanich (in which both of it's campuses are located) and have worked together a number of times to provide convenient, safe and efficient cycling and pedestrian infrastructure.
Additionally, Camosun College has a WalkSafe program organized by the Camosun College Student Society. It is a volunteer patrol and accompaniment service that operates from 6-10pm during the Fall and Winter semesters at both campuses.
Each campus is serviced by five different BC Transit bus routes. A bus pass is included (at a subsidized rate of 25% of the cost of a regular monthly adult bus pass) in the student fees of all Camosun students that are enrolled in at least one course on campus (students enrolled in Continuing Education, Adult Special Education or auditing courses are not eligible to receive a U-Pass). Additionally, Camosun College provides a free shuttle service, the Camosun Express, for students and staff commuting between the West Shore, Interurban and Lansdowne campuses. This shuttle service began a pilot program with a limited schedule in 2014. The pilot program was successful and the shuttle schedule has since expanded.
The Sustainability Report 2014 indicates that developing an emergency ride home program for carpoolers is a priority.
Registered vehicles and occupants of the carpool program are offered designated preferential parking at both Lansdowne and Interurban campuses. If designated carpool parking spots are full the registered vehicle and occupants may park in any of the General parking lots. Camosun also provides an online rideshare matching program that helps individuals interested in carpooling find others in their area.
Camosun is a partner in the Jack Bell Rideshare program, an online system that matches campus commuters with other students and employees traveling at similar times along similar routes. The program is free for anyone with a Camosun email address. The program has not been widely used at Camosun, and currently the college is looking at a variety of other car share/ carpool matching services for future use.
There is one Level 2 SmartTWO electric vehicle recharging station located at the Interurban campus. Thanks to the sponsorship of Robbins parking, the charging station is free to use with the purchase of a meter ticket and available to students, staff and the general public.
There is not a formal, standard telecommuting policy, however, students, staff and faculty can contact the audio visual department to make arrangements for teleconference set up. Web conferencing software has been installed on all campus computers and 181 meetings were conducted via video conferencing in 2013.
The College recognizes that employees need to balance work and family responsibilities and employees recognize that the College needs to balance its desire for a healthy workplace and its responsibility to manage service to clients and meet operational needs. Thus, the Modified Work Week program is designed to introduce flexibility into the hours of work. Participating employees make up the hours of one regular shift over a 14 day work day period in minimum blocks of 30 minutes in order to be eligible to take one regular shift off within a 21 day cycle.
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.