Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.45
Liaison Monika Kamboures
Submission Date May 30, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.20 / 2.00 Monika Kamboures
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Planning & Management
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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:

CPP has showers and bike racks near at least one building. Bicycle racks are located throughout the campus. Rideshare has bicycle maps, repair kits, and a bicycle pump to get you back on the road if you have a flat tire. Shower facilities and temporary lockers are available from Athletics in Building 43 and in the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies.

Indoor bike storage for commuters is not available, but the Village Bike Station has opened to offer security and convenience for all campus riders by providing a 24-hour entry card activated self-park area. The space is air-conditioned and under constant video surveillance, with free access to repair tools and air pumps.


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)?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:
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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?:
No

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

Cal Poly's first bike shop called "The Shop" is located at Campus Center Marketplace. The Shop offers free bike repairs provided by the service and support of the school's Cycling Club. The Cal Poly Pomona Cycling Club is open to anyone on campus interested in road biking, mountain biking or recreational cycling. The club offers free minor bicycle repairs once a month during U-hour to students, faculty and staff. At a bicycle shop, these repairs normally cost around $20.


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 Bronco Link shuttle transports students and employees from the Pomona North and Downtown Pomona Metrolink Station to Cal Poly Pomona for free. Reimbursements up to $90 a month are paid to faculty/staff rideshare participants who ride the train. Reimbursements up to $70 a month are paid to faculty/staff rideshare participants who ride Foothill Transit or Metro buses. Bus stops are located at the south end of the campus with an easy connection to the Bronco Express shuttle.
Students receive a 10% discount on Metrolink fares and can receive Metro's Reduced Fare TAP bus passes.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:

The Rideshare office can send CPP employees a list of Cal Poly employees who live in their area and who they may contact to rideshare. Students may register on-line using an exclusive ridematching service for Cal Poly Pomona from Ridelinks. Faculty and staff may also join arranged vanpools through the Rideshare program.


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?:
No

A brief description of the car sharing program:
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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:

Parking Lot H provides charging stations for up to 4 hours maximum per day.


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)?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week option:

In 2008 Cal Poly instituted a 4/10 workweek during the summer months and has continued since.


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:

Cal Poly Pomona is committed to recruiting high quality faculty and staff and is aware of the challenges encountered in relocating and finding affordable housing. Cal Poly Pomona and the CSU System are currently researching housing assistance strategies and exploring options to assist faculty/staff in searching for a new home. Unlike traditional home ownership, a faculty/staff member buying a home in the faculty/staff housing program will purchase the home but lease the land from the Foundation, greatly reducing costs and enabling university professionals to own a new home near Cal Poly.
Another mechanism in place to make local housing affordable and enticing to employees is the Silent Second program, where the buyer can get a low interest loan to help with the down-payment. More information is available at http://www.foundation.csupomona.edu/ha/documents/news/Homebuyer%20Assistance%20Program-revised.pdf


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)?:
No

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