Support for Sustainable Transportation

Credit Language

OP 17: Support for Sustainable Transportation – version 2.2

Frequently Asked Questions

How has this credit changed between STARS 2.1 and 2.2?

Substantive changes have been made to this credit. The two modal split credits are merged to more accurately reflect the relative proportion of students to employees. Applicability changed so that the credit applies to all institutions. Distance education and zero-emissions vehicles are recognized as more sustainable options. A comprehensive list of differences can be found in the 2.2 Summary of changes.

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).

Example Responses

  • Princeton University – All sections completed correctly. Report includes a comprehensive array of programs to support sustainable transportation and includes updated information on COVID realities.
  • University of California, Irvine – All sections completed correctly. Report includes a comprehensive array of programs to support sustainable transportation.

Common Issues Identified During Review

  • Affirmative responses must be supported by information provided in descriptive fields.

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