Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.26
Liaison Tom Twist
Submission Date June 16, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Bates College
IN-27: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tom Twist
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Bates Bike Library

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Bates bike share program is housed within our library, so that students and staff may check out a bike the way one would check out a book. We've found that this has streamlined the bike share program on both sides of the equation - users have greater access to our shared bikes, with a higher and easier turnover, and our staff are less taxed since the bikes are embedded in an existing system. Since instituting this program, we have increased our ridership 530%. We have also instituted publicly accessible outdoor bike repair stations and have open shop hours for bike repair training.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Engagement
Energy
Transportation

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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