Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.39
Liaison Christine Pinkham
Submission Date March 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

British Columbia Institute of Technology
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 1.00
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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 participate in a car sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the car sharing program:

BCIT Parking Services has partnered with Evo Car Share for its on-campus car share program. This program provides all the benefits of having a vehicle without actually having to own one. Members have unlimited and unrestricted access to a fleet of 4-door, 5-passenger, Toyota Hybrid Priuses. They also have the added benefit of roof racks for bikes or skis. Parking stalls have been reserved on the Burnaby campus (19 in Lot Q, 8 in Lot B and 14 in Lot D).

BCIT Parking Services has partnered with Zipcar for its on-campus car share program at the Downtown Campus. This program provides all the benefits of having a vehicle without actually having to own one. Members have unlimited and unrestricted access to a large fleet of vehicles selected by model and style. Parking stalls 23 and 24 have been reserved at the Downtown Campus.


Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
Yes

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

The BCIT Burnaby Campus has numerous allocated spots for electric vehicle charging stations. As seen on the Burnaby Campus map, the stations are situated close to the buildings, always accompanied by wheelchair accessibility, and spread out to effectively access various parts of campus.

Website URL: https://www.bcit.ca/files/maps/pdf/bcit_wayfinding.pdf


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:

BCIT provides designated electric vehicle charging stalls for staff, students, and visitors, on a first-come first-serve basis. They are located at the Burnaby, Aerospace Technology, Center for Applied Research and Innovation (CARI), Downtown and Marine campuses. Vehicles parked in these designated stalls must be electric vehicles charging and will display proof of payment. (Electric vehicle stalls are not to be used as parking areas without charging.)

As of March 2021, the campus has 26 "Level 2" EV charging stations, and 2 "Level 3" EV charging stations.

https://www.bcit.ca/parking/specialty-parking/electric-vehicle-charging/


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 programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
Yes

A brief description of other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting:

Every full-time student at BCIT is provided a U-pass which they have paid as part of their student fees. The cost of the U-pass is discounted.

Students and employees are provided with bicycle commuting tips and resources, including bike maps and information on end of trip facilities such as bike locks, showers, and lockers/cages.

BCIT participates in Bike to Work Week organized twice a year by HUB Cycling - a charitable not-for-profit organization that has spent over 20 years removing barriers to cycling in Metro Vancouver, while cultivating the health, environmental, and economic benefits that active transportation can bring. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Institute hosted a Celebration Station on the Burnaby campus. In 2020/2021, recognizing the shift to online learning and remote working, all rides by bike were able to be logged and count towards Bike to Work Week, not just commuting to a workplace.

https://bikehub.ca/bike-events/bike-to-work-week

Employees and students are encouraged to use public transportation, car pools, and walking whenever possible. Tips and basic information on public transportation, car pooling, and walking to work/school is also provided, along with insight on fare deals.

https://www.bcit.ca/commute

BCIT is partaking in an on-going charging station feasibility study for a new parkade. The parkade will be looking to accommodating 60 new EV chargers planned for 2021.


Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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