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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 56.83
Liaison Liz Davey
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Tulane University
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.38 / 2.00 Liz Davey
Director
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:

Tulane University has many bike racks distributed throughout campus for students to lock up and store their bikes. The Reily Recreation Center, as well as several academic buildings, have shower facilities for students and faculty who choose to bike to the university.


Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking (e.g. racks) within 50 ft (15 m) of all occupied, non-residential buildings and make long-term bicycle storage available within 330 ft (100 m) of all residence halls (if applicable)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

Bicycle racks are provided throughout the university.


Does the institution have a “complete streets” or bicycle accommodation policy (or adhere to a local community policy) and/or have a continuous network of dedicated bicycle and pedestrian paths and lanes?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle/pedestrian policy and/or network:
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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 will have the option of renting a bike for the entire semester or one day at a time though the Green Bike Program. While daily bike rentals will be free, semester-long rentals will cost a small fee that will be determined once the pilot program begins and maintenance costs are gauged. At the end of each semester when students leave campus, the Tulane Police Department confiscates all of the bikes that are left behind. The Green Bike Program will reuse those unclaimed bikes by offering them to students for rental. (http://tulane.edu/news/newwave/012414_bikes.cfm).


Is the institution certified as a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists (U.S.) or under a similar third party certification covering non-motorized transportation?:
No

A brief description of the certification, including date certified and level:
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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 program(s), including availability, participation levels, and specifics about discounts or subsidies offered (including pre-tax options):

The Tulane University Shuttles and Transportation system provides over 250,000 rides annually to the university community. They offer commuter connections between the uptown, health sciences and university square campuses, special shuttles to shopping and entertainment venues, and they transport students, faculty and staff involved in service learning projects to their partner sites throughout the area. In addition, they provide payable group transportation to university departments and student organizations


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

A brief description of the GRT 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:

Through Enterprise’s membership-based car sharing program, three Toyota Prius hybrids are available to Tulane and Loyola students and employees. Members can reserve the cars online and rent them by the hour or day. To sign up, visit http://www.wecar.com. Tulane University and Enterprise also have an agreement which offers discounted car rental to faculty, staff, students, parents and university visitors. The agreement also enables students 18-24 to rent cars


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:

A ChargePoint Electric Vehicle Charging Station has been installed in the Diboll parking garage on the Uptown campus. It is the third parking spot on the right side after you enter the garage. A Tulane permit is required M-F, 8 am-5:30 pm to park in the garage. The electricity is free; however, the parking spot is metered 24hours/7 days a week in order to be available frequently for electric vehicle charging use.


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 for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
No

A brief description of the condensed work week program:
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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 have other incentives or programs to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
Yes

A brief description of other sustainable transportation initiatives and programs:

The students who operate the Bike Repair Help Desk support sustainable transportation by teaching other students and university community members how to maintain and repair their bikes.


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable transportation program(s) is available:

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