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Liaison Dasha Ostrova
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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California College of the Arts
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Jennifer Juras
Director of Institutional Research
Office of Institutional Planning
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

We continue to have 400 indoor bike parking spots and showers and changing rooms and a bike kitchen and frame building facility. In addition, we have joined Ford GoBike with a station just outside the main entrances to our campuses.

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)?:

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

Campus and housing both have 400 (ea) indoor secure spots.

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?:

A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:

We are an embedded urban campus and have worked with the city to create safe bicycle access and travel in and around our campus.

CCA is a member of the San Francisco Bike Coalition and also adheres to SF's nationally recognized policy.

Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

CCA’s new Bike Share Partner is Ford GoBike, formerly known as Bay Area Bike Share. 27 dock stations were installed in mid-2017 at the southwest corner of main campus facility.

Discounts were negotiated for the CCA Community.


Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:

A brief description of the mass transit programs:

To supplement public transportation options, CCA provides free shuttle service between the Oakland and San Francisco campuses and Webster Hall.
Employees can enroll in a pre-tax commuter benefit program.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:

Students, faculty, and staff can take our campus shuttles.

There is also an emergency ride home program that we promote on our portal:

Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:

CCA has joined the Mission Bay Carpool Coalition and is in the process of launching a partnership with SCOOP, to encourage carpooling to both the SF and Oakland campus. CCA has two designated Carpool parking spaces in the parking lot located at 1140 7th Street.


We also provide information on our transportation portal to help students, faculty, and staff use casual carpool and other carpool services:

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?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:

CCA uses an external vendor, ZipCar, as its official car share service. Departments have accounts to secure cars when needed. In addition, the college's newest student housing project, an 11 story LEED Platinum (targeted) facility has two on site ZipCar spots, 200 secure indoor bike parking spots, and is otherwise a car free building with zero parking spots and excellent transit adjacency.

Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

Two Level 2 and two Level 1 stations via Juice Bar premium charging stations.

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

A brief description of the telecommuting program:

Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:

A brief description of the condensed work week option:

Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:

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

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)?:

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

- Continuing partnership with Storer Transportation Services, to transport students via intercampus shuttle. Storer continues to provide its customer's with clean, low-carbon and efficient transportation services and maintain all certifications and memberships as in priors years for this survey.
- CCA has joined the Mission Bay Carpool Coalition, a group of employers located in the Mission Bay Neighborhood of San Francisco, resourced by Carpool Partner SCOOP.
- CCA has also developed a relationship with the SF Department of the Environment and will be presenting CCA's Carpool and Sustainable Transportation plans to a group of Employers at a luncheon in March 2018, with the Goal of sharing and learning industry best practices.
-CCA has established a new Partnership with Mission Bay TMA, a privately funded public shuttle service, servicing Employers in the Mission Bay Neighborhood during peak commute hours (6AM-10AM and 3PM-8PM, Monday Through Friday). This service is free to all CCA students, staff and faculty, and picks up conveniently at the Civic Center Bart Station, which is also one block from Panoramic Residences.
- Launched new Transportation landing page which provides easy access to all sustainable transportation options, lists discounts, and features commute testimonials from staff, faculty and students on CCA's Portal https://portal.cca.edu/campus/transportation
- Plans to launch strategic marketing effort to create buy-in and buzz for SCOOP carpool. - New Ford GoBike station launched on campus, and near both off-campus residence halls. Negotiated and marketed CCA specific discounts for Ford GoBike.
- Joined the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, offered Urban biking workshops to the CCA Community
- Offer parking discounts for Electric Vehicles
- Provide all incoming new CCA students with Clipper Cards during orientation week, provide overview of sustainable transportation options and benefits.

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

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