Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.39
Liaison Holli Fajack
Submission Date July 6, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, Long Beach
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Hannah Brunelle
Sustainable Transportation Coordinator
Transportation and Parking Services
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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:

CSULB offers use of lockers and shower facilities at the LifeFit Center (campus exercise and wellness facility) to employees who have a membership.


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:

CSULB provides 74 bike racks with a total of 1858 bike parking spots across campus at conveniently selected locations.


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:

The CSULB Bicycle and Pedestrian Circulation Study (2009), developed in partnership with Fehr & Peers, provided recommendations for improving bicycle and pedestrian facilities on-campus. The circulation plan map was updated in 2012 as part of the campus’ Landscape Master Plan. An RFP is going to bid to update the 2009 plan, with an anticipated update in 2017-2018.


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:

In 2016, the City of Long Beach launched its bike share program. In consultation with the University, the City decided to place one of the first Long Beach Bike Share hubs adjacent to the campus in a high profile area near our iconic Walter Pyramid. The University has partnered with the city to help raise awareness about the program and is in discussions about the possibility of installing bike share hubs on the university grounds.


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:

CSULB partners with Long Beach Transit to offer the TAP Card Program, which provides free rides on all Long Beach Transit buses to students, faculty, and staff. In addition, CSULB provides non-taxable reimbursements of up to $100 a month to employees using regional bus service (MTA or OCTA) to commute to and from the campus. CSULB also operates two off-campus shuttles, the Anaheim St. Shuttle and the Los Coyotes Shuttle, which are free of charge to students, faculty, and staff with a valid CSULB ID. CSULB also offers the Beachside Shuttle to resident students. On-campus shuttles are provided through the East Loop, West Loop, and All Campus Tripper shuttles, which operate every 15 minutes. Real time GPS tracking can be accessed via the CSULB Mobile App


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

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:

Faculty and staff who participate in the Rideshare program are eligible to receive up to two free rides home each year as part of the Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) program.


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:

CSULB partners with Zimride, which is a free ride-matching service provided by Enterprise. CSULB also partners with Enterprise Rideshare to provide vanpool services to the campus community. Employees who utilize vanpool have access to a designated parking space and other benefits.


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:

There are four Zipcars parked on campus and three at the off-campus dorm. Zipcar provides short-term car rentals, and their hourly fee includes gas and insurance.


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:

The campus currently has a total of four EV chargers: two on the ground level of Parking Structure 1, and two on the ground level of Parking Structure 2. Lot 14 is currently in construction for new solar EV chargers, with an estimated completion in fall 2017.


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:

N/A


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:

N/A


Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:
No

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

N/A


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:

To incentivize sustainable commuting, CSULB Parking and Transportation Services offers employees $1 in Rideshare Rewards for each day they walk, bike, or carpool. Vanpool coordinators are also eligible for $1 a day in Rideshare Rewards. CSULB offers a quarterly Traffic Safety 101 class, which teaches bike safety along with hands-on practical training.


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