Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.68
Liaison Jennifer Palilonis
Submission Date July 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Ball State University
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.60 / 1.00 Jennifer Masters
Supervisor of Motor Pool Operations
Motor Pool Operations
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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:

The Ball State University Bike Hub, located in the Student Recreation & Wellness Center’s Outdoor Pursuits office (SRWC 133), encourages the popular and beneficial use of biking as an important mode of transportation and recreational sport. The Bike Hub has scheduled bike rides and clinics each semester to promote the importance of bike safety and proper bike maintenance. The Bike Hub also provides campus information about biking on campus, end-of-commute amenities for commuter bicyclists and bike rentals. The Facilities department has installed approximately 2,000 outdoor bike racks throughout campus, which can accommodate 3,200 bicycles. The Office of Housing and Residence Life has indoor bike rooms in select buildings and they also rent 200 fully enclosed waterproof bike lockers to students living on campus. Public Safety provides instructional pamphlets for bicycle users, and the opportunity to register their bikes. Main streets on campus are signed with "Share the Road" signs. The university has free daily lockers and shower facilities for bicycle commuters in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) and Ball Gym facilities. The McKinley Mile Bike Race is an annual event and is considered to be one of the oldest campus traditions at Ball State University. It has its roots that can be traced back to the Lambda Chi Alpha's Bike-A-Thon which began in 1951. The McKinely Mile includes two bike races: the 24-mile bike race for experienced cyclists, and the 7.2-mile race for novice riders. The event is open to full-time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at the university. Each year Ball State University encourages its employees to participate in Bike-to-Work Day during the month of May. The event is sponsored by the university's Working Well Program. For those participating in Bike-to-Work Day, supervisors may approve casual dress attire on the day of the event. Near-campus students and employees frequent the Cardinal Greenway which is part of Indiana's longest paved rails-to-trails corridor.


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:

All electric vehicles with proper permit have parking spaces located in convenient locations located nearer to the buildings.


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:

Electric vehicle recharging stations can accommodate 2 vehicles simultaneously and are located in all areas of the campus. A special permit is required to use the recharging stations.
https://www.bsu.edu/-/media/www/files/map/parkingmap.pdf?la=en&hash=7D66CD56FE8CEC15C26D9BE638AAA6180DF8301F


Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:
No

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:
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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?:
No

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:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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