|Submission Date||July 22, 2014|
Dean of Strategic Planning
There are showers and overnight lockers available fore employees but we do not offer indoor secure bike storage at this point in time.
Each building on campus has bike racks located right outside, however indoor long-term bike storage is not available by the residential halls.
The Campus Landscape Master Plan includes a section on pedestrian and bicycle sovereignty on campus, this includes a network of wide paths that connect residential and academic buildings and the phased moving of car parking spaces to the campus periphery.
The Security Department has a fleet of about 40 bicycles that are loaned out to students on a annual basis.
Currently, two city bus lines have stops on or immediately adjacent to campus.
The "Main Street Route" runs M-S and stops at the corner of Raymond and Fulton (NE corner of campus) and stops at many Field Work locations and the train station.
The "Shopper Special" runs M-F and stops on campus at the new bus stop, at the corner of N. Main Drive and the entrance to North Lot. The Bus goes to 2 local grocery stores.
Vassar students and employees may ride the bus for free by showing their college identification cards. The college is billed monthly based on ridership, which averages about 400 trips per month.
As part of the College's partnership with 511NY to offer a ride-sharing program, participants are made aware of the Guaranteed Return Trip program.
Through a partnership with 511NY the College has established Car Free Vassar, a carpool & ride sharing program that encourages students and employees to utilize alternative forms of transportation, including carpooling. The system also includes and event board that enables students to ride share to athletic competitions, regional events and to major cities at college breaks. http://bit.ly/VassarRideshare
Zipcars have been available on campus since Fall, 2010
Vassar offers 110 rental units and 68 lease-hold houses for faculty use. All these units are within 5 miles of campus. There are incentives of favorable pricing for faculty to live in these units.
As part of our employee health and wellness program, National Bike to work Week was publicized on campus, and included 3 short talks on bike-to-work tips. Employees who logged their alternative transportation commutes were eligible to win a Vassar Sustainability water bottles.
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