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Office oF Sustainability
Bicycle racks are provided near the entrance of all campus facilities and upgrades and expansions are conducted annually. The Campus Landscape Guidelines provides standards for the type and quantity of bicycle parking required at all new developments.
The University has worked steadily over the last 5 years to provide enhanced and continuous connectivity for cyclists and pedestrians on and along campus and city streets. The Bicycle Facilities map details the connected network. The Bicycle Advisory Committee works to identify, fund and coordinate new bicycle infrastructure development.
The University, through Parking and Transportation Services, offers more than 300 bicycles across five distinct fleets with the Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library Program. All check-outs are free to students, staff and faculty.
UK received an honorable mention 2011, bronze in 2012 and silver in 2014.
Campus shuttles are free to all staff, faculty and students.
Through the BluPass program, all staff, faculty and students can ride public transportation (LexTran) for free as well.
Yes, in case of emergencies, PTS has a GRT program for campus commuters. This service can be used a maximum of three times per year. Rides are coordinated via UK PTS during regular business hours, and through UK Police after business hours.
Purpose: To make carpooling attractive to University faculty, staff and students.
Benefits: You may save money, share the driving with friends or co-workers, and even receive prime parking on campus.
Environmentally Responsible: Reduces traffic congestion and supports the Clean Air Act.
Incentives: Several incentives available are a reserved parking area for carpool vehicles, motorist assistance, and a guaranteed ride home in emergency situations.
Our current vendor is no longer providing this service and we may be seeking an alternative vendor via a request for proposals later this fall.
From the UK HR website: Workplace flexibility is rethinking how work has been “traditionally” accomplished. It means adjusting work hours outside the 8:00 – 5:00. It means sometimes working from locations other than on campus – at a home office, the library, a coffee shop. For many departments and teams, workplace flexibility is the new norm for how work gets done.
Telework: Adjusting the primary workplace location to meet department and/or employee needs. A common arrangement is for an employee to work from their home office one or two days per week
Employees may request a compressed work week schedule, defined as: A standard workweek compressed into fewer than five days (e.g. 4-10’s, 3-13’s)
The University of Kentucky operates an employer assisted housing program for eligible employees. This program provides “forgivable loans” of up to $15,000 to eligible employees for down payment, closing cost, rehabilitation and renovation assistance for the purchase of houses, condominiums, town houses and duplexes in the designated neighborhood revitalization areas. The loans will be secured by a lien on the property. Each participating employee agrees to live in the home purchased through this program for at least five (5) years, after which the lien will be removed.
Big Blue Cycles provides residential students with a bicycle to use for the year if they commit to not bringing a car to campus.
The Bicycle Voucher Program, provide employees and students with a $400 voucher in exchange for waiving access to a regular parking permit for two years.
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.
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.