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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.

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Liaison Eric Boles
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Arkansas
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

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Complete Expired Carlos Ochoa
Director
Office for 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:

Over bicycle parking 1,000 spaces are provided at 52 locations campus wide. Mostly consist of 'bike loops.' Showers and lockers are provided at the Union and HPER. The University also has two Bike Fix-it stations for bicyclists on campus to conduct repairs on bikes.


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:

All residence halls have outdoor bicycle parking. Several residence halls have indoor bike storage locations.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle/pedestrian policy and/or network:

The university is connected by a network of multi-use bicycle and pedestrian paths.


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:

Razorbikes is a program that is jointly sponsored by Transit and Parking and the Associated Student Government. It is designed to make community bicycles available to student, alumni, faculty and staff.


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):

Razorback Transit provided over 2 million free rides last year to campus users and to the community.


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:

Hertz program contracted through the Arkansas Office of State Procurement. When renting a vehicle for University business departments are required to use this contract (including all business related travel for employees, guests and students). The contract rate is also offered for personal use to University Employees.


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:

The university currently has two electric vehicle recharging stations.


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:

The Staff Handbook allows personnel and their supervisors to establish telecommuting if it serves the needs of the university and the employee. Although telecommuting is not specifically mentioned as a flexible schedule, Fayetteville Policies & Procedures 412.3 addresses the University's support of this arrangement, when appropriate.


Does the institution offer a condensed work week option for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week program:

The Staff Handbook provides for "a work week with a time schedule that differs from the regular daily schedule if it serves both your needs and those of the University." Sections 5.1 and 5.2 address work schedules and flexible scheduling.


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?:
No

A brief description of other sustainable transportation initiatives and programs:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable transportation program(s) is available:
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