|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||March 2, 2018|
California State University, Bakersfield
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation
|1.80 / 2.00||
Office of the President
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:
The CSUB Student Recreation Center offers day use or semester locker rentals, shower facilities, and towel service. Our member services assistants can assist you with any of these services as well as checking out informal recreation equipment.
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:
Bike racks are located all around campus and outside of buildings.
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:
The University is taking steps to decrease vehicle traffic and air emissions on campus. In Fall 2011, the new East-West Bike Path debuted on campus, funded in part by a grant from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.
The Bicycle and Skateboard regulations are posted here: https://www.csub.edu/bas/police/regulations/skateboards/
Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:
The program allows students, staff, and faculty free daily access to a fleet of 30 bicycles, reducing the University's carbon footprint and facilitating a healthy lifestyle.
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:
CSUB offers monthly Golden Empire Transit bus passes at half-off to students, staff, and faculty.
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:
Through a partnership with Commute Kern, CSUB provides students, staff, and faculty a free Guaranteed Ride Home program. After registering for the program, students, staff, and faculty who carpool may have their commute costs reimbursable four times a year. It can be used in the event that you fall ill, have a child care emergency, or experience a severe crisis for one's self or a family member. The program can be used if an individual has an unexpected request to work past regular work-end time or if an carpool/vanpool passenger is stranded because the carpool or vanpool driver had to leave due to an emergency.
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:
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:
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:
Four Level II charging stations are available in Lot M, one of the most popular parking areas as it is closest to the middle of campus and next to the main dining facility and Student Union.
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:
During the summers, CSU Bakersfield holds a four ten-hour day work week to reduce campus energy usage and reduce commuting emissions.
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:
CSU Bakersfield has designated Clean Air Vehicle parking spots in two popular campus parking lots.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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