|Submission Date||March 29, 2018|
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation
|1.20 / 2.00||
Director of Innovation and Institutional Effectiveness
Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research
Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:
All students, including commuters, have access to the College's Wellness Center which has shower facilities and lockers. There are bike racks available to all community members in front of every building, including two covered, secure bike racks that protect bikes from the elements. Students can also request indoor basement storage.
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)?:
A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:
The College has bike racks in front of every building, including two covered, secure bike racks that protect bikes from the elements. Students can also request indoor basement storage, and many students choose to take advantage of this option during their co-operative education terms and/or breaks between terms.
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?:
A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:
The College's Master Plan limits cars on campus and keeps vehicle traffic primarily on the campus periphery. As part of the Master Plan, the paths that connect campus buildings are designed to provide safe access for bicyclists and pedestrains; the College restricts cars from these paths. In addition, Antioch has several programs to discourage the use of vehicles on and around campus, including the Antioch College Bike Program led by students to facilitate bicycle sharing and a Bike Registration Program led by Public Safety to help prevent bike thefts.
Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:
After studying health benefits of cycling and learning about a bike-sharing program that once existed at the College, several Antioch students created a bicycle co-op. Using some seed money from the College, donated bikes from the Yellow Springs Police and the skilled support of some local bicycle enthusiasts, students learned how to fix and refurbish bicycles. Today six bicycles are ready for students, faculty and staff to rent, free of charge, from the co-op.
Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
A brief description of the mass transit programs:
Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:
Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:
A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:
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?:
A brief description of the car sharing program:
Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:
Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
A brief description of the telecommuting program:
Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
A brief description of the condensed work week option:
Through on-going assessment of the key work and responsibilities of the College, experiments are allowed to determine if a condensed work period is possible, assessed for impact over time, and continued or changed as needed. Currently, several employees are taking advantage of this option and commuting in for one less work day per week.
Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:
A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:
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)?:
A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:
The College has clearly marked preferred parking spaces for fuel-efficient vehicles in the College's primary parking lot.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.