Support for Sustainable Transportation

For details about this credit, including the criteria, reporting timeframe, applicability, scoring, and more, please review the full credit language.

Frequently Asked Questions

What qualifies as long-term bicycle storage?

Outdoor bike racks are not sufficient to count as long-term storage. Examples of long-term bicycle storage could include, but are not limited to, indoor bike storage units, bicycle parking centers or hubs, bicycle cages, bike parking stalls and bike lockers.

Can a bike policy count in substitution of a bike/pedestrian policy?

A policy could be counted if it sets standards and practices for campus streets to enable safe access for all users (e.g., a “complete streets” or bicycle accommodation policy).

Templates & Tools

Example Responses

  • Thompson Rivers University – All sections completed correctly. Report includes a comprehensive array of programs to support sustainable transportation.
  • University of California, Irvine – All sections completed correctly. Report includes a comprehensive array of programs to support sustainable transportation.

Common Issues Identified During Review

  • Response under “Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?” should indicate that these amenities are co-located within a single facility (if they are not, the response should be updated to No).
  • Response under “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” should provide indication that long-term bicycle storage is available for students who live on-site. Outdoor bike racks are not sufficient to count as long-term storage.
  • Response under “A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy” must affirm that 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.

Additional Resources

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