Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.60
Liaison Mary Lucus
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Belmont University
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.40 / 2.00 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.
Baskin Law School also has lockers rooms and showers available for use by bicycle commuters as well as faculty and staff.


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:

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


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:

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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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:

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 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:

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 Enterprise CarShare.
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 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:

Belmont University's close of business is 4:30 p.m. which is a half hour earlier than the customary close of business in the area. This allows Belmont University employees to leave work ahead of the peak of the rush hour. Belmont has also joined a Transit Coalition compiled of agencies such as AARP, local transit activist groups, American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee, labor groups, faith based organizations, and others to promote transit improvement and expansion in the Middle Tennessee region. Belmont has collected 1345 signature on a petition to put a referendum for funding of transit improvements and expansion on the ballot in Davidson County in May, 2018. This is largest number of signatures collected by any one member organization in the Transit Coalition.


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