Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Victor Udo
Submission Date Sept. 16, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Bucknell University
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Michelle Beiler
Assistant Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
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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)?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

Bison Bikes is a bicycle sharing program sponsored by Bucknell Student Government and administered by Bucknell Outdoor Education.


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):

A free shuttle allows Bucknell students, faculty, and staff transportation from campus to downtown Lewisburg, Weis Market, WalMart, and Evangelical Hospital.


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:

In the past Message Center has been used to post about carpooling among faculty.


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:

Bucknell has partnered with zipcar to provide students and faculty with three cars on campus available to rent on the hourly basis. Membership is offered to Bucknell faculty, staff, and students for short length trips.


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:

Bucknell has 3 level 2 charging stations.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week program:

Bucknell offers flexible scheduling to staff members, as business operations allow. For example, instead of working 40 hours over 5 days, staff members can work 4 10-hour days. There are many options available, including telecommuting on an occasional or regular basis.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of other sustainable transportation initiatives and programs:

Bucknell offers a free shuttle service to downtown Lewisburg and shopping locations.


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable transportation program(s) is available:
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*In 2008, when the market tanked and gas prices skyrocketed, HR worked with L&IT and Communications to put up a website where people could find other riders to carpool. That, however, is no longer functional, due to lack of interest. Please keep in mind that a substantial number of faculty and staff live closeby. The wellness program has been encouraging people to walk or ride a bicycle to work, and a number of people ride scooters to work when the weather is nice.

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