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Liaison Dan Wakelee
Submission Date May 1, 2015
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STARS v2.0

California State University, Channel Islands
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Ray Porras
Director of Transportation and Parking Services
Transportation and Parking
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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:

California State University Channel Islands provides bike racks at exterior locations across the campus for temporary and long term storage, and bike lockers are provided for a more secure bicycle storage in front of the campus recreation facility (Arroyo Hall). The facility also provides shower/locker facilities open to the campus community.


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)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

"Short-term bicycle parking (rack) are available throughout campus at occupied building; however, we do not have long-term bicycle storage. All bikes are removed at the end of each semester. There are several bike rack locations around campus which can be utilized as long as the rider provides their own lock.
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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?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

A bicycle-sharing program is being developed.


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):

CSU Channel Islands offers reduced price transit passes. The bus price for the community is around $40 for a month; whereas a CI student will pay only $25 per semester, with no cost for the summer break. There is also an electric cart that is available for students on campus when in need of an escort.


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

A brief description of the GRT program:

If registered with RideMatch – employees and faculty who are “left behind” have vouchers that assist them in transportation back home. Depending on how far their home is, their transportation will be a taxi or rental vehicle.


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:

California State University Channel Islands (CI) participates in a carpool matching program by VCTC (Ventura County Transportation Commission), where employees survey their means of transportation, and at the end of the survey employees who asked to be a part of the carpool matching, were paired up with individuals who lived near and had the same work schedule as them.


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:

CI offers both individual and departmental Zipcar accounts to members of the campus community.


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:

We currently have 8 Clipper Creek Level 2 recharging stations, at no charge to the customer as long as they have a valid parking permit.


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

A brief description of the telecommuting program:

California State University Channel Islands supports telecommuting when the campus determines that telecommuting is in its best interest. Such instances for telecommuting work arrangements may be considered when there are opportunities for improved operational performance, reduced commuting miles, as part of a disaster recovery or emergency plan, or to facilitate the potential for University savings.


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:

California State University Channel Islands (CI) offers a condensed work week option for employees. There is the regular work week, when an employee works the typical 5 days, 40 hours or has the option of working an alternative work week. The first option is 4/10/40, where an employee works the required 40-hour minimum work week in four 10-hour days between Monday and Friday. Another option is 9/8/80, where an employee works eight 9-hour days and one 8-hour day in a two-week period with one day off every other week that corresponds with the 8-hour day.


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:

California State University Channel Islands has incentives to encourage employees to live close to campus with reduced prices for staff members.


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:

We also utilize Dial-A-Ride which is ran through Camarillo Area Transit. The final program we utilize on campus is vanpooling which is administrated by the state-run California Vanpool Authority.


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable transportation program(s) is available:
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