Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.20
Liaison Smith Getterman
Submission Date March 1, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Baylor University
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Smith Getterman
Assistant Director of Sustainability and Special Projects
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
No

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:
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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)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

Bike racks are located at all buildings. Bike parking is located at all residence halls and students are allowed to park their bikes their during the academic year, including university holidays, at no extra cost.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:

The campus is covered in walking paths that connect to all major buildings. Bike lanes are lined out on all major thoroughfares and bicycle parking is located at all occupied buildings. Bicycle parking and bike lanes connect to pedestrian walking paths allowing the community to safely move from one sustainable method of transportation to the other while traveling around campus.


Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:
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Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the mass transit programs:

The Baylor University Shuttle (BUS) is a fixed route transportation system operated by Waco Transit in cooperation with the Baylor Department of Parking and Transportation Services. All BUS routes that operate on or near the Baylor Campus on class days between 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM. There is no cost to ride.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:
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Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:
No

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Zipcar is available to all Baylor students 18+, faculty and staff. Zipcar is wheels when you want them, literally. With Zipcars parked on campus, all you have to do is decide where you want to go and when. Zipcar's cutting edge technology allows you to reserve online, or on your mobile device, 24/7. Low hourly and daily rates include gas, insurance, and 180 miles per day.


Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
No

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:
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Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
No

A brief description of the telecommuting program:
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Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
No

A brief description of the condensed work week option:
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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 employ other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting (e.g. preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles, cash-out of parking programs)?:
Yes

A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:

On campus parking decals for two wheeled motorized vehicles such as mopeds are significantly less expensive than those for four wheeled automobiles. Our campus shuttle is completely free of charge and hits all major points on campus and off, including the city's bustling downtown area.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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