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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 66.39
Liaison Maria Kirrane
Submission Date July 20, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Stephan Koch
Mr
Buildings and Estates
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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:

Secure bike storage, lockers and showers are provided in the Western Gateway Building and accessible to all staff. Further showers and lockers are provided in the Kane Building, closer to the centre of main campus.


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 occupied buildings are within easy access of bike racks. Long term storage NA.


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:

UCC Cycling Policy is available on the commuting website https://www.ucc.ie/en/media/support/buildingsandestates/commuting/cycling/commuting-campus-cycling-policy.pdf
It set out standards for cycling and storing bikes on campus, and gives priority to pedestrians.


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:

UCC Campus bikes scheme - a fleet of 24 bikes are available across 8 locations. Staff can avail of these bikes for short trips either between campus sites or around the city.


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:

All UCC Travel Pass Scheme is a facility whereby employees can purchase annual bus or rail tickets through UCC. The employee will not pay tax, PRSI, USC or pension related deduction on the remuneration sacrificed.
The student leap card is available from the Student Union. This is another national scheme that provides discounts form public transport.
A free park and ride service is also available https://www.ucc.ie/en/build/commuting/parkandride/


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:

A staff member that travels using more sustainable modes can avail of a free taxi home in case of emergency.


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:

UCC operates a carpooling scheme whereby spaces are designated for carpoolers up until 10am - https://www.ucc.ie/en/build/commuting/carpooling/


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:

UCC has a corporate account with GoCar. One car is based on College View / College Road, opposite the Library. UCC staff members can register with this account to use the cars (4 more locations existing in Cork) for work purposes.


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:

2 chargers at the Environmental Research Institute and 3 chargers on Main campus. Parking for EV's is reserved around these charging stations.


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)?:
Yes

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

Reserved spaces for Electric Vehicles.


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