Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.95
Liaison Joan Pauly
Submission Date June 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Berea College
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.80 / 2.00 Joan Pauly
Sustainability Coordinator
Operations & Sustainability
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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:

We offer inside bike storage at our Deep Green Residence hall available to all campus community. We installed five bike self-repair stations throughout campus because there are no bike repair shops within Berea city limits.


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:

Numerous bike racks are available throughout campus, some offering full shelter to the weather.


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:

Berea College worked with the city of Berea to become a Trail Town designated city which requires bike connectivity and planning. The college granted easy connective bike path access whenever needed to provide a more complete trail system, but to date we do not have dedicated bicycle and pedestrian paths and lanes. Bike access on main campus adheres to the cart policy that designates where carts/bikes can and cannot travel.


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 bicycle sharing program is only open to students and utilizes abandoned bikes on campus that end up in surplus. The Office of Sustainability has two student labor positions dedicated to the implementation of the program. One, as a bike repair technician and the second at the alternative transportation coordinator to market and implement the program. The Office of Sustainability has a two car garage on campus that is used as the bike repair shop. Bike safety and basic bike repair training are part of the bike membership program. Presentation about the program uploaded below.


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:

Campus Life offers a free transportation service for Berea College students called "BC Express." This 12-passenger van operates during regular hours three days a week to provide transportation for students to local businesses. We are located in a rural area, so there is no public transportation system found in cities.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:

The college offers a van free to students that runs on a schedule to retail locations to help students with no transportation options.


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:

The Ecovillage offers a hybrid Toyota Prius that residents can check out for off-campus needs such as grocery shopping. There is a mileage fee if only one person uses the car, but it is free if there are two or more people riding in the car.

Berea College instituted a Enterprise Car Share program with low rental rates for students and employees. Two cars are available to rent that are housed on campus.


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:

We have public access at our historic Boone Tavern hotel parking lot for electric vehicle charging. We also have electric charging stations (2) at our facilities to charge cars and our electric carts.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:

All new staff and faculty are offered the opportunity to live in college rental housing, all within walking distance of the campus, for the first three years of their employment to help get to know the area and experience the advantages of living close to campus once the three year lease is up


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)?:
No

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