Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.59
Liaison Victor Udo
Submission Date Sept. 23, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Bucknell University
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.80 / 2.00
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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:

The Elaine-Langone Center is one of the central buildings on campus. Along with housing our main dining locations, it also contains lockers, showers, and bicycle storage. There are also a shower facilities in Academic West and several other bldgs on campus.


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:

There are bicycle racks (around 8 spots available) outside every building on campus. Long term storage is not provided, but students are welcome to store bikes in their room.


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:

Details found in Chapter 8: Built Environment from the 2009 Environmental Assessment.


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 Bison Bikes program allows anyone on campus to rent bicycles. Along with day and multi-day rentals, there are options for semester long rentals. Each rental comes with a helmet and lock.


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:

The Bucknell Campus Shuttle runs daily with a route throughout the town of Lewisburg. Stops include the bookstore, the supermarkets, the hospital, and different points around campus. The shuttle is free and exclusive to Bucknell students, faculty, and staff.


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:

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:

Zipcar is a commercial car-sharing program open to all Bucknell Faculty, Staff, and Students. 5 Vehicles are located in the Moore Avenue Parking lot and must be returned there after their sharing/rental.


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 offers three level 2 electric vehicle charging stations that are available to students and staff.


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:

Bucknell has a mortgage guarantee program in place to provide assistance to new faculty and administrative/professional staff in relocating to a primary residence locally, by guaranteeing a portion of the mortgage amount (up to 20%), and thereby enabling the potential buyer to provide the lowest possible down
payment.


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:

Bucknell offers a free shuttle service to downtown Lewisburg and shopping locations. There are preferred parking spots available for fuel efficient / low emitting vehicles.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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