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Office of Environmental Policy
The university provides bicycle racks outside the majority of dormitories and buildings throughout campus. Enrolled students have free access to shower facilities and lockers at the Recreation Facility with proof of an ID, and employees can pay a small monthly membership fee.
We cannot guarantee that there is bicycle parking within 50 feet of all occupied, non-residential buildings, (more than 500 such buildings on our main campus) although we do have extensive bike racks around campus and close to most buildings, typically within 50 feet of entrances/exits.
All residence halls have long-term bike storage, often within the building, and if not, typically within 300 ft of the building.
UConn adheres to Connecticut's Complete Streets Law that went into effect in 2010. The law requires that all state-funded transportation projects must consider using complete streets design features. Our local town, Mansfield, CT, has also adopted a complete streets policy. The University works with the local community to improve bicycle and pedestrian paths off campus, as well as implementing the UConn Campus Bicycle Plan to improve bicycle and pedestrian paths on campus. Additionally, the recent construction of UConn’s Discovery Drive includes a new bike line that extends into campus.
The UConn Adventure Center has equipment rentals that includes bikes, bike helmets, locks, repair kit, and light to students for a nominal fee, varying depending on how long you plan to rent for. Additionally, the UConn Recreation Facility heads the Cycle Share Program that allows students to rent bikes out for a week or a semester, for a nominal fee. The location of the bikes is centrally located at the recreation facility.
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UConn provides free shuttle service throughout the campus and surrounding areas for students, staff and faculty. The average number of passengers on each campus shuttle is about 5,575 per day. Bus schedules are listed on the official website as well as the MyUConn App. An additional free bus runs to and from our local town, Storrs (Mansfield) to Willimantic and has multiple stops along the way.
Off-campus transportation to and from New York City and Boston are also available to students at a discounted rate through Peter Pan and Megabus. An on-demand shuttle service will bring students to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT, Amtrak Hartford’s Union Station, and the Cross-Sound Ferry in New London for a reduced price.
The University instituted a carpooling option for student commuters who wish to share a single parking space. Carpool groups can be between 2 and 4 people and will share a single parking permit. Each member of the group also receives two complimentary day passes each semester for the days in which the carpool is inconvenient. Three more such day passes can be purchased by each group member each semester.
UConn employees and students can sign up for a carpool through Zimride, and online ride-matching service that connects drivers and passengers within a private UConn network heading to the same area.,
There is a carpooling program set up UConn employees in which they can sign up for using the carpooling tool:
Carpooling tool (bottom left): http://ecohusky.uconn.edu/transportation/index.html
UConn is now home to ZipCar, the world’s leading car sharing network. For a small fee, UConn members can pick up a Zipcar at six different locations around campus. An additional membership fee will include gas, insurance, and up to 180 miles of driving per day.
There are 20 charging stations (4 locations) across campus. You can read more about these stations here:
Telecommuting is generally promoted by the university, however practices vary by department. The University demonstrates its support for work-life flexibility through the implementation of established policies, procedures, practices, and contractual agreements, as found in union contracts and can be found at www.policy.uconn.edu.
Statement on work/life flexibility: http://hr.uconn.edu/worklife-connections/
Link to UCPEA Member's Request for Flexible Schedule: http://lr.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/988/2014/10/tempflex.pdf
The University of Connecticut Off-Campus Housing Service allows students, staff, and faculty to search for housing close to campus and close to one another in order to foster a sense of community and to promote shorter commutes and thus a more sustainable lifestyle. http://www.offcampushousing.uconn.edu/
In addition to on-campus bicycle accommodation and sharing, bus lines, shuttle service, and electric vehicle charging stations, UConn also provides access to interstate & intrastate bus service, local bus service (Windham Regional Transit District – WRTD), carpooling, car rental, Amtrak rail service, and airport shuttles.
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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.
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.