Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.70
Liaison Jim Vecchione
Submission Date July 5, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Bryant University
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.13 / 2.00 Matt Kreimeier
Assistant Director
Office of Campus Engagement
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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 (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:

Some buildings on campus have a bicycle rack but not all. We currently do not provide any storage for bicycles.


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?:
No

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

Bryant implemented a free RIPTA shuttle 8 years ago (08/09). Since then, ridership has increased each year; currently records show that approximately 300-400 riders are using this service every month. With a scanned ID card required, students are picked up on campus (near gym) and are given access to ride anywhere throughout RI. The RIPTA bus is available 7 days a week during the school year. In addition, for students who want to go to local malls, Bryant offers a shuttle services for the fee of $2 per student. Bryant also offers holiday shuttles to transportation centers.


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:
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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:

Bryant University has partnered with ZipCar to make available three vehicles on campus for students and the Bryant community to reserve.


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:

The university currently has two (Level 2) electric vehicle recharging stations. One situated behind the Unistructure and one near the Facilities building behind the Athletic Center.


Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
Yes

A brief description of the telecommuting program:

Bryant encourages the use of telecommuting for international meetings, especially frequent correspondence between Bryant and it's new satellite campus in China.


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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