Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.09
Liaison Susan Kidd
Submission Date May 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Agnes Scott College
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 1.00 Susan Kidd
Executive Director
Center for Sustainability
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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:

Agnes Scott College has a bike-lending program that is open to all students, faculty, and staff. These bikes are known as “Purple Bikes” and are checked out from the library. In the past year, we have doubled the number of bikes and have between 6 to 10 bikes in circulation. The Recreation and Intramurals program works with the Student Green Fee Fund to better assist the Center for Sustainability in addressing issues of maintenance of the bikes and funding for the program. As a promotion for our program, the Office of Public Safety has sponsored a series of bike rides to get students, faculty, and staff out on the road together.


Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
No

A brief description of the car sharing program:
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Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
Yes

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

Agnes Scott offers reduced parking passes to students, faculty, and staff who drive a Fuel Efficient Vehicle (FEV) or Electric Vehicle (EV). Additionally, those with a FEV or EV vehicle are able to park in preferred spots located in the West Parking Garage.


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:

Agnes Scott operates an electric vehicle charging station which is owned by Georgia Power, and includes standard Level 2 chargers and one DC fast charger. The charging station is available to both college staff and students, as well as the outside community. There are three designated green charging parking spaces available for use.


Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:

Agnes Scott provides housing for the President and all of the Vice Presidents of the college. Agnes Scott has designated various types of college-owned housing for lease with priority given to members of the college community, including faculty and staff. Agnes Scott owns more than 30 single and multi-family homes that are located on or adjacent to campus property. Faculty and staff are also eligible to live in the Avery Glen apartment complex owned by the college.


Does the institution have other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
Yes

A brief description of other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting:

Agnes Scott offers reduced priced monthly passes for the metro-Atlanta public transit system (MARTA). The passes are sold in the college post office for easy access. In addition, Agnes Scott facilitates the use of carpooling through Georgia Commute Options. This program has created a map for Agnes Scott employees to more easily find carpool partners. Presently, the college’s Human Resources Employee Services Specialist serves as the representative for GA Commute Options and assists in helping employees find a carpool. Employees who use carpools to commute to Agnes Scott are eligible for a parking pass at a reduced rate. There are GA Commute Option tables at staff and faculty events at the beginning of each academic year to inform new and existing employees of carpool and alternative transportation options.


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