Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison Mary Lucus
Submission Date March 14, 2016
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Belmont University
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Mary Lucus
Director, IR
Provost
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

Beaman Student Life Center offers shower and locker room facilities for all students, staff and faculty. Outdoor bike racks are adjacent to the center.


Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking (e.g. racks) within 50 ft (15 m) of all occupied, non-residential buildings and make long-term bicycle storage available within 330 ft (100 m) of all residence halls (if applicable)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

All academic and residential buildings have associated bicycle parking. All new buildings have specifically designed bicycle enclosures.


Does the institution have a “complete streets” or bicycle accommodation policy (or adhere to a local community policy) and/or have a continuous network of dedicated bicycle and pedestrian paths and lanes?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle/pedestrian policy and/or network:

Currently, the main pedestrian and bike access points and pathways include:
Belmont Boulevard at the Curb Event/Beaman Student Center. This access point provides entry to the Belmont Tower amphitheater near the student center and the Hitch Science/Wheeler Humanities buildings and, subsequently, to the historic academic quadrangle to the north.
15th Avenue South at the Maddox/Kennedy/Wright Hall complex. This pedestrian/vehicular entry provides access to recreation/athletic fields, student residence halls and the Beaman Student Center/Tower amphitheater.
Belmont Boulevard between Portland and Acklen Avenues. This pathway provides pedestrian/vehicular access to parking areas, the Leu Center for the Visual Arts and Lila Bunch Library and, eventually, to the historic academic quadrangle (east off of Belmont Blvd.).
Wedgewood Avenue at Freeman Hall and the Curb Music/Massey Business Center. This ‘unofficial’ pedestrian access point provides entry to the historic academic quadrangle and administration center.


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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Is the institution certified as a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists (U.S.) or under a similar third party certification covering non-motorized transportation?:
No

A brief description of the certification, including date certified and level:
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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 program(s), including availability, participation levels, and specifics about discounts or subsidies offered (including pre-tax options):

All students and employees can travel to and from Belmont's campus on MTA buses free of charge to them. Also commuter rail and express bus service tickets provided to students and employees free of charge.
http://www.belmont.edu//hr/prospective/commuters.html


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

A brief description of the GRT 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:

All parking is free on campus.


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:

Two cars available as part of car sharing program through WeCar.
http://www.belmont.edu//hr/prospective/commuters.html


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 car charging stations are available in three garages.


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 for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
No

A brief description of the condensed work week program:
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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 have other incentives or programs to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
No

A brief description of other sustainable transportation initiatives and programs:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable transportation program(s) is available:

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