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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.20
Liaison Kimberly Williams
Submission Date May 14, 2014
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George Washington University
OP-T2-28: Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Mark Ellis
Sustainability Project Facilitator
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution developed a bicycle plan?:
Yes

A brief description of the plan:

- The University seeks to create a bicycle and pedestrian friendly campus by providing access to bicycle racks throughout the campus. In addition to plans for providing free, publicly accessible bicycle racks throughout its campuses, GW promotes additional bicycling commuting options available on its Fogy Bottom campus, such as Capital BikeShare.

- The University’s 2007 Foggy Bottom Campus Plan and associated Streetscape Plan create a “sense of place” and walkability on the campus by acknowledging and reinforcing the different campus streets and providing signage, sidewalks and open spaces and pathways that enhance the pedestrian experience.

- Beyond bicycling, as part of both GW's Ecosystems Enhancement Strategy and Climate Action Plan, the university commits to encouraging zero and low carbon commuting options. For example, GW has telecommuting opportunities for staff offices in each GW campus and helps facilitate access to alternative lower carbon commuting options (relative to single occupancy vehicle travel) including Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) rail and bus lines, carpooling, rideshare, free student and staff shuttles, etc.


The website URL where information about the plan is available:

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