|Submission Date||Feb. 27, 2015|
The School of Education building has indoor bike storage, lockers, and nearby shower facilities. Further, the university has arranged for bicycling commuters to have free access to the shower/locker rooms at the Rec Center.
Bicycle racks are located within 50 feet of most campus buildings, residential as well as non-residential. Facilities include outdoor uncovered racks, outdoor covered racks, and indoor bike rooms.
UNCG’s Campus Bicycle Master Plan is online at http://parking.uncg.edu/docs/UNCGBicycleMasterPlanFullFINAL.pdf
The Spartan Cycles program maintains approximately 60 refurbished bicycles, helmets, locks and keys available for use by UNCG students, staff and students. Many of the bikes were donated by local non-profit Bicycling in Greensboro (BIG), some of which were previously abandoned by students and impounded by UNCG Police prior to be being repurposed. The day to day operation is coordinated through the Spartan Trader, a retail shop operated by students in the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community.
Bronze Level certification, 2011.
All UNCG students, staff, and faculty may ride GTA (Greensboro Transit Authority) and HEAT (Higher Education Area Transit) local transit buses fare-free. Also, employees may purchase PART (Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation) regional transit passes pre-tax. Student regional transit fares are discounted 50%. UNCG also provides a complimentary Spartan Chariot campus loop shuttle service to reduce driving on campus.
The Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program, available through UNCG’s partnership with the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation, provides participants (commuters who regularly ride the bus, vanpool, carpool, bike or walk) with a reliable, emergency ride home on the day the person has used an alternative mode of transportation to get to work.
An alternative mode of transportation must be used on the day the ride is needed, but there is no minimum requirement for regular alternative mode use. Approved alternative modes include: transit, ridesharing, bicycling and walking.
WHAT IS CONSIDERED AN EMERGENCY?
A participant may use this program if:
• He/she or an immediate family member suffers from an illness or severe crisis
• Their ridesharing driver has to stay late or leave early (their ride is not available)
• Side trips are allowed on the way home (i.e., picking up a sick child at daycare/school)
WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE NOT COVERED?
The program cannot be used for personal errands, pre-planned medical appointments, business-related travel, in place of an ambulance, non-emergency side trips on the way home, or inclement weather or unexpected acts of nature. For details please go to: http://www.partnc.org/emergency-ride-home/
UNCG has partnered with Zimride to create a ride-share matching program for the UNCG community. UNCG also has a Carpool Club where faculty, staff, and students may sign up to share the cost of parking permits by driving to campus together. Other benefits include:
- Win prizes through the Zimride commute calendar
- One free day permit per eligible carpool member per month, for days when a member of the carpool may need to drive separately.
- Eligible to purchase up to four additional day permits per eligible carpool member per month.
- Discounted Car Share membership.
- Free guaranteed emergency ride home.
- Premium reserved carpool parking spaces.
- Complimentary reserved vanpool parking for PART vanpool groups.
UNCG partnered with ZipCar to begin a car sharing program in August 2010. Faculty, staff, and students 18 years of age or older who are licensed drivers may enroll in the program for business or personal trips. There is an annual $25 membership fee, along with hourly or daily use rates per vehicle.
The UNCG telecommuting policy permits eligible employees to work at alternate work locations for all or part of the work week. Teleworking may be offered as an option to ensure competitive advantages with other employers and to meet environmental and budgetary challenges. However, recognizing that some positions have job responsibilities or functions that do not lend themselves to teleworking, this option is not available for all employees. Teleworking is primarily at the discretion of the employee's supervisor (please see: http://policy.uncg.edu/university-policies/teleworking/)
UNCG Human Resources offers a work schedule policy that includes flexible work hours, flexible work schedule, and flexible work location (telecommute) options. The policy is located at: http://policy.uncg.edu/university-policies/teleworking/
An annual Campus Transportation Challenge is coordinated each spring and summer to encourage employees and students to consider a variety of sustainable transportation options including walking, biking, buses, trains, carpooling, and car sharing. The campus campaign coincides with PART’s regional commuter challenge includes a variety of incentives including gift certificates, prize packs, and grand prize drawings.
Information for this credit was received from Suzanne Williams, Associate Director of Campus Access and Travel Demand Management at UNCG.
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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.