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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 Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Bryanna Butz
Submission Date Nov. 26, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Regina
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Pauline Tessier
Director-Finance, Administration & Parking Services Department
Faciltities Management
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

~13 areas for bikes.
Indoor storage cage


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:

Wave shaped racks.
Indoor bike cage.


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?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle/pedestrian policy and/or network:

“every cyclist shall operate a bicycle in accordance with the applicable rules of the road as set out in The Traffic Safety Act” of Saskatchewan.

This means that all cyclists are considered “vehicles” on public roads and are required to follow the same rules of the road and laws that cars do.


Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

Students are interested in starting one on campus.


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:

None


Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
No

A brief description of the mass transit program(s), including availability, participation levels, and specifics about discounts or subsidies offered (including pre-tax options):

A UPASS has been proposed.


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:
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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:

To register your carpool group, contact P&TS with the details about your vehicle and the passengers in your carpool group:

your University ID and your vehicle's licence plate number (province)
your valid parking permit number (If you don't have a "M" pr "Z" parking permit, you will need to purchase one).
the names and University ID numbers of each of your passengers and their licence plate numbers
the time frame you will be carpooling
register with Carpool.ca

Once P&TS has registered your vehicle as a carpool vehicle, they will provide you with a carpool (CP) designation to add to your parking permit.


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:

We have one Enterprise car share car on campus available to faculty, staff and students who join as members.
We are looking into promoting it through residence as an alternative to parking passes.


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:
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Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
No

A brief description of the telecommuting program:
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Does the institution offer a condensed work week option for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
No

A brief description of the condensed work week program:
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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:
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Does the institution have other incentives or programs to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
Yes

A brief description of other sustainable transportation initiatives and programs:

Our campus is located right beside a large park. This park has many paved pathways that encourage both walking and biking to campus. These pathways are priority for clearing in the winter.


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

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