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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 50.89
Liaison Nicholas Kordesch
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2017
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STARS v2.1

San Francisco State University
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Nick Kordesch
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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 SF State Bike Barn provides attended, secure parking for up to 200 bikes, scooters, skates and skateboards. SF State offers over 1,000 designated bicycle parking spaces throughout campus in bike racks and in the Bike Barn. Showers and lockers are available in two campus gym facilites. http://parking.sfsu.edu/biking/bike-barn-parking

At the Romberg Tiburon Center there are showers, lockers, and secure bike parking provided as well.


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:

SF State's bike racks are located at each building. The Campus Bike Barn is available for on-site students as long-term storage.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:

The bicycle plan is part of the University’s overall transportation management (TDM) plan, setting short-, mid-, and long-term goals for improving and expanding bike facilities, including bike paths and bike parking, in order to increase the number of students, faculty, and staff commuting to campus by bike. Bike mode share is evaluated regularly in a comprehensive campus-wide transportation survey conducted every three years.


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:

SF State has a bike sharing program that uses salvaged bicycles that have been repaired by students. T


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:

Faculty and staff are offered pre-tax transit passes. The campus is currently pursuing a transit pass discount for students.

The campus operates a free shuttle between our nearest transit station and the campus.

Students have been offered a muni pass that included universal MUNI fares per semester. In addition there will be a discount price of at least 25% off BART rides to and from Daly City . The pass will be incorporated into the San Francisco State's ID card and the mandatory price for the pass will be added to their semester fees.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:

SF State participates in the Emergency Ride Home (EHR) program offered by the CommuteSmart Program of the San Francisco Department of the Environment. The program provides a free ride home in cases of unexpected personal or family emergencies for all SF State faculty and staff who are permanent part-time or full-time employees and have commuted to work by public transportation, biking, walking, or ridesharing on the day that the emergency occurs. Employees can take a taxi, shared taxi service, transit, or rental car for their ride home and CommuteSmart will reimburse the cost of the ride. http://parking.sfsu.edu/employee-programs/emergency-ride


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:

The SF State 511 RideMatch service is an interactive,on demand system that allows students, faculty, and staff to find carpools or bicycle partners based on where they live. Participants can specify whether they wish to find only other SF State affiliates or extend their search to a broader pool. There is also a formal vanpool program available. http://parking.sfsu.edu/ridematch-zipcar


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:

Zipcars are available on campus, located in the Lot 20 garage on the street level accessed by State Drive and at University Park North, on Winston Drive. Students, faculty, and staff can join at a discounted rate. For more information go to zipcar.com/sfsu


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:

Nine charging stations are available for no additional charge for public use in the University parking garage, Lot 20, on the street level accessed by State Drive. The stations each occupy a parking space, one of which is accessible to individuals with disabilities, and will fully charge most electric car models in about four hours. There is a four hour limit and vehicles need an SF State parking permit.


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:

The campus offers housing options for some employees.


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:

SF State has a Power to the Pedal bicycle outreach program that educates the campus on bikes as a mode of transportation. Power to the Pedal hosts bicycle events on campus, educational sessions, and operates free bike repair sessions on a weekly basis.

The campus operates a Go!State transportation campaign that raises awareness of sustainable transportation modes.

SF State uses a ride match program that encourages carpooling. The program helps find riders and drivers to further enable staff and faculty to carpool.


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