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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 Silver
Overall Score 52.49
Liaison Alexi Lamm
Submission Date Nov. 1, 2016
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STARS v2.1

Utah State University
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Alexi Lamm
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities
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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:

The Facilities building offers indoor bicycle parking, showers, and lockers. The university also offers covered outdoor bicycle parking in seven locations and showers and lockers in the HPER building and Fieldhouse. Bike lockers are being installed in the vicinity.


Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking for all occupied buildings and makes long-term bicycle storage available for students who live on-site (if applicable)?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:
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Does the institution have a bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy (or adhere to a local community plan/policy) that sets standards and practices for campus streets to enable safe access for all users?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:
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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:

Aggie Blue Bikes provides over 300 bicycles for free checkout to the campus community. The program includes bikes for three-month checkout as well as unicycles, tandem bikes, racing bikes, mountain bikes, and beach cruisers for daily checkout. The program also operates a bike shop with individual tutorials, and educational events. The shop is open to the public for a fee.


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 programs:

Aggie Shuttles are a fare free service provided to the Utah State University community and visitors. The vehicles run five daytime routes and one evening route on natural gas. Ridership exceeds one million rides per year.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:

The emergency ride home program provides rides to members of the university's commuter club.


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:

USU has a Zimride subscription available to students and employees.


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:

USU offers carshare services through Enterprise.


Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

USU has level two charging stations in a faculty parking lot and two stations available to employees and students at the Welcome Center and Aggie Terrace.


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 available under appropriate circumstances.


Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week option:

Condensed work weeks are available upon request for employees whose work allows a condensed schedule.


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:

New faculty receive information on choosing housing based on available transportation options.


Does the institution employ other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting (e.g. preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles, cash-out of parking programs)?:
Yes

A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:

The university has launched a commuter club to encourage people to choose low carbon modes of transportation. Student Services offers a bicycle commuter reimbursement program, up to $20/month.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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