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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 57.70
Liaison Jean-François Desgroseilliers
Submission Date May 31, 2016
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STARS v2.1

Polytechnique Montreal
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.20 / 2.00 Matthieu Décoste
Chef de secteur entretien et stationnement (Maintenance and Parking sector manager)
Service des immeubles (Building 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:

Cyclists can store their bikes in a screened enclosure (with controlled access) in the indoor parking. To use this facilty, a $35 fee is charged for the entire winter period, from November to April, while a $85 fee is charged for the summer season.

6 showers are available all year long for the Polytechnique community.

Polytechnique students have access to a personal locker.


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:

Yes, 163 outdoors spaces for bicycle storage are available near the main entrances of Polytechnique's buildings.


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:

Polytechnique has a partnership with Bixi (Montreal's bicycle sharing program) to offer a 20% discount on the annual membership.


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:

Polytechnique has a partnership with the STM to offer "OPUS à l'année" which provides a discount on an annual public transportation pass.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:

Polytechnique offers a reduced parking fee (30% discount on the annual pass) for carpoolers.


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:

Polytechnique's students or employees can use the Université de Montréal's car sharing program (available for the entire campus). Graduate students, members of the Association des Étudiants des Cycles Supérieurs de Polytechnique (Graduate Students Association) also have a discount with Communauto, an important car sharing service in Montréal.


Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
No

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

No, but standard electrical plugs with dedicated parking spots are available to recharge electric vehicles in Polytechnique's parkings.


Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
No

A brief description of the telecommuting program:
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Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
No

A brief description of the condensed work week option:
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Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:
No

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:
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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)?:
No

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