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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 Silver
Overall Score 54.45
Liaison Claudia Kent
Submission Date June 30, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Haverford College
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Claudia Kent
Sustainability Coordinator/Organic Garden Advisor
Facilities Management
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

The campus has bike sheds where students can lock up their bikes. Showers are available for all faculty, staff and students who wish to use them. Currently, Haverford does not have bike lockers.


Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking for all occupied buildings and makes long-term bicycle storage available for students who live on-site (if applicable)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

All buildings on campus have bike racks.


Does the institution have a bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy (or adhere to a local community plan/policy) that sets standards and practices for campus streets to enable safe access for all users?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:
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Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

Students on the Committee for Environmental Responsibility created a pilot Blue Bike Share Program. A proposal was submitted to and approved by senior staff. A Terms and Conditions of Use and Release was generated and distributed to interested students. Four blue bikes were purchased along with safety equipment and bike locks. The students also created a Rules of the Program document. The committee is in the planning stage of creating a bike shelter specifically for the bike share program.


Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the mass transit programs:

TransitChek, a pre-tax benefit for faculty and staff that allows individuals to purchase public transportation passes and tokens on a pre-tax basis.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:
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Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:
No

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:
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Does the institution participate in a car sharing program, such as a commercial car-sharing program, one administered by the institution, or one administered by a regional organization?:
Yes

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Enterprise Car Share has two cars on campus.


Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

We have four charging stations and six registered users.


Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
Yes

A brief description of the telecommuting program:

Yes, two employees work permanently off site, and all managers have discretion to allow telecommuting of employees as duties permit.


Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week option:

Managers have discretion to allow condensed work weeks for employees as duties permit.


Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:

Currently the college provides rental properties on campus for faculty. 70 percent of faculty live on campus.
The college also provides the following:
MORTGAGE PROGRAM
The mortgage aspect of the Faculty Housing Policy is an important buttress to the larger rental program. It encourages tenure-line and Continuing Appointment faculty who find College housing inappropriate for their families and who wish to own their own homes to locate near the College.


Does the institution employ other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting (e.g. preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles, cash-out of parking programs)?:
Yes

A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:

Abandoned bikes are collected regularly and sent to the Devereux Foundation where mentally challenged individuals are taught to refurbish them. They are then re-sold at affordable prices to community members in September.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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