Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.01
Liaison Holli Fajack
Submission Date May 9, 2024

STARS v2.2

California State University, Long Beach
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Julia Garcia
Sustainable Transportation Coordinator
Parking and Transportation Services
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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 City of Long Beach recently launched a new Bike Share for All (BSFA) program in July 2023 that provides a discount for eligible residents, college or university students, and workers in Long Beach to use the Long Beach Bike Share program for transportation. This program offers a $5 annual rate with 3 hours of daily ride time. CSULB Students, staff, and faculty can enjoy a standing 50% discount for Long Beach Bike Share, which reduces the cost of the regular membership to $7.50/month and provides up to 90 min of daily ride time. There are over 694 bikes, 95 stations, and 156 miles of bikeways through the City of Long Beach. These 8 bike share hubs are located right on our campus.

Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:
There are four Zipcars available at CSULB. These cars offer temporary vehicle use as an alternative to traditional car rental or ownership. Zipcar charges a one-time application fee, an annual fee, and a reservation charge. Fuel, parking, insurance, and car maintenance are included in the membership price. All students, faculty, and staff, 18 years or older, with a valid U.S. or international driver’s license are eligible to reserve a Zipcar at any time (up to a year in advance) using the mobile app or online. Zipcars can be rented by the hour or by the day. CSULB students, faculty, and staff receive an 80% discount on membership.

Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:
The campus incentivizes electric vehicle use by providing 50 conveniently located EV chargers for student and employee use. Charging is discounted for students and staff at $0.29/kWh. Additionally, the campus has designated 37 preferential parking spaces for low-emissions vehicles.

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:
CSULB has 50 Level 2 charging spaces on campus. These EV charging stations are located in three surface parking lots and two parking structures (Lot G7, E8, R2, Pyramid Parking Structure, and the Palo Verde South Parking). The EV chargers in Lot G7 are part of the 4.75-megawatt solar panel installation that was completed in Fall 2017 and made possible through a Public Private Partnership Agreement (PPP) between SunPower and CSULB.

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 have other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:

A brief description of other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting:
In 2019, CSULB unveiled the Campus Wheel Path project which was designed to provide students with a safe, easy-to-use wayfinding system throughout campus and to encourage sustainable methods of transportation. The project included the installation of 24”x36” on-ground decals which mark the paths for bikes, scooters, and skateboards through the main quad, northern sections of campus, and a complete loop that connects points on campus with the City of Long Beach bike lanes located on the major boulevards and streets that surround the campus (Bellflower Boulevard, Atherton Street, Palo Verde Avenue, and State University Drive). CSULB also partners with Long Beach Transit to offer students and employees discounted transit passes for unlimited rides on all Long Beach Transit buses. Students and employees have the option of purchasing a 150-day transit pass for $100, which is a 50% discount for students and nearly 70% discount for employees. Long Beach Transit operates in 13 cities and has multiple routes with on-campus stops. For longer-distance commutes, CSULB promotes Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority discounted bus passes for students when traveling to campus from the greater Los Angeles area. The LA Metro Pass provides CSULB students with unlimited rides on all LA Metro buses and light rail lines (Red, Orange, Blue, Expo, etc.) for a highly discounted price (based on ridership). CSULB also promotes Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) discounted bus passes for students when traveling to campus from Orange County. In addition, the campus has a Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) program and a vanpool program for employees. The GRH program is funded by LA Metro and provides employees who bike, bus, walk, carpool, or vanpool to work with up to two rides home per year in the event of an emergency. The campus is considering extending this program to students. The vanpool program offers employees up to a $500 rental subsidy (funded by LA Metro), complimentary parking privileges, and a reserved parking space. CSULB also operates on- and off-campus shuttles that run on reclaimed compressed natural gas (CNG). The Beachside Shuttle provides rides to students who reside in the off-campus university residence (Beachside Housing). 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.

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