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Office of Sustainability
UF offers shower facilities in buildings throughout campus for bicycle commuters and a few of these have lockers. We do not have a location designed for indoor bicycle storage, although employees may store their bicycles indoors with their supervisor's permission.
Yes, we have bicycle racks within 50 feet of nearly every building on campus (both residential and non-residential). There is no time limit for bike storage, so we consider those both short and long-term bike parking/storage.
Bicycling is incorporated into planning on campus through the Master Plan and Sustainability Implementation Plans for Transportation. Both include promoting bicycling on campus, including infrastructure and education/outreach. Showers and bicycle racks are included in all plans for new buildings on campus. http://www.facilities.ufl.edu/planning/cmp/index.php
We have a departmental bicycle program for faculty & staff on campus by request. There are over 40 bikes currently in use by departments, an the Office of Sustainability provides maintenance on request. Additionally, we have a student bike rental program that allows students to rent a bike for a semester or year. 100 bikes are rented out for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016, and the program will double for Fall 2016.
Gainesville's Regional Transit System partners with the University's Student Government in order to provide free transportation to students, faculty and staff around campus as throughout Gainesville. The majority of RTS routes serve campus and student residential areas surrounding campus.
RTS provides more than 10 million rides a year- and a number of days of record ridership have occurred in 2012-13.
Additionally, Gotcha Ride is an eco-friendly, 100% battery powered transportation service that provides free rides for students and faculty. Gotcha Ride currently has five specially-designed vehicles currently operating on the University of Florida campus, each of which can safely accommodate up to 5 passengers.
The Emergency Ride Home Program allows participants in the Carpool Program to leave campus in the event of an unexpected personal or family emergency. A member of the TAPS or UFPD staff will drive you home in an official vehicle, or TAPS will reimburse you for cab fare home upon submission of a valid receipt, as approved by TAPS (please obtain cab fare approval prior to 4:00 PM).
The Carpool Program encourages eligible University of Florida and Shands faculty and staff members to share the ride to and from campus. Each two-person Carpool group is assigned to a reserved carpool area for parking. Carpool decals will not be honored in any other decal-restricted area. http://www.parking.ufl.edu/subpages/carpool.html
Additionally, Zimride allows students, faculty and staff to set up their own carpools to fit their commuting needs by posting a ride on Zimride. This is a great opportunity to split the cost of travel to and from University of Florida. Save through splitting the costs of a parking permit, gas, tolls and car maintenance. http://www.zimride.com/ufl
UF offers the ZipCar carsharing program on campus. ZipCar automobiles have reserved spots throughout campus for both student and faculty/staff access. http://www.zipcar.com/ufl
Electric vehicle recharging stations are available at J. Wayne Reitz Union Welcome Center parking garage and the Shepart Broad Building
The practice of working at an approved alternate location instead of physically traveling to a central workplace is a work alternative that University of Florida supervisors may offer to employees when such requests meets the eligibility criteria established by the University of Florida’s Alternative Work Location Policy and when such working arrangements would benefit both the organization and employees, resources can accommodate the requests, and supervisory discretion allows for the employees to work at alternate locations. http://hr.ufl.edu/wp-content/uploads/forms/recruitment/alternate.pdf
Modified work schedules, within the defined workweek, may be established at the discretion of management and require appropriate vice presidential approval. http://hr.ufl.edu/manager-resources/recruitment-staffing/recruitment-resources/recruitment-policies/modified-work-schedule/
Some UF programs, such as the graduate business school operate 4 day schedules year-round. Many faculty choose to have a 2 or 3 day teaching schedule and telecommuting is common with IT staff on campus.
Campus Cab taxi service provides free point-to-point transportation for University of Florida Faculty and Staff on the Main Campus, East Campus, and some UF facilities in Alachua County.
The Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP) was implemented in 1976 to provide safe, nighttime transportation on the University of Florida campus. The ""buddy system"" has long been recognized as a means of enhancing personal safety and security. SNAP provides an on-call ""buddy"" ready to escort university students, staff and visitors.
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