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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 65.93
Liaison Srinivasan Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 24, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Missouri
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.63 / 2.00 Alicia LaVaute
Sr. Recycling & Waste Minimization Specialist
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
No

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

The campus has multiple covered/secure bike storage locations, as well as an on-campus recreational facility for all full-time students, and paying staff/faculty to utilize that includes shower facilities and lockers.


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:

There are more than 5,000 bicycle spaces on campus. Bicycle parking is not allowed along handrails, fences, buidliings, trees or light poles. Bicycle parking map: http://sustainability.missouri.edu/pdfs/Bike_Map.pdf


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 of Missouri collaborates with the City of Columbia to provide designated “green routes” safe streets for bicyclists. https://www.gocolumbiamo.com/PublicWorks/GetAboutColumbia/Biking/documents/2014ColumbiaMissouirBikeMap-Large.pdf


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:

Mizzou Bike Share is free to students. Bicycles can be checked out at the Mizzou Student Center but must be returned one hour before the student center closes. http://environmentalleadership.missouri.edu/mizzou-bike-share/


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:

n/a


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):

Tiger Line is a shuttle service that runs seven days a week when residence halls are open and is funded through student fees. Routes run every 10 minutes between commuter lots and campus during the day and every 30 minutes to campus, shopping and downtown destinations at night and on weekends. http://tigerline.missouri.edu/
COMO Connect, Columbia’s bus system, offers $100 student semester passes. http://www.comoconnect.org/


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:

n/a


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:

A 12-passenger shuttle van has transported commuters from Boonville to campus each work day since the mid-1970s. Each passenger pays a fixed rate that is used to supply the vehicle, insurance, maintenance costs and fuel.


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:

Mizzou participates in the Enterprise Car Share program. http://www.enterprisecarshare.com/car-sharing/program/mizzou


Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
No

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

n/a


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:

Telecommuting is at the discretion of the department. http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/flexible_work_arrangements_overview


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:

A condensed work week is at the discretion of the department and several employees take advantage of this work-life initiative. http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/flexible_work_arrangements_overview
http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/flexible_work_arrangements_specific_types


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:

n/a


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:

n/a


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable transportation program(s) is available:

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