Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.47
Liaison Ryan Todd
Submission Date March 1, 2021

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kristina Cullen
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Management—Sustainability
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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:

Jump bikes and scooters are available for student and faculty use on campus.


Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Zipcars are available around the Residence Halls. Zipcar vehicles are available 24 hours a day with gas, insurance, parking, maintenance and up to 180 miles of driving per day included in the membership.Participants sign up online and pay an annual fee – $35 for students and $50 for everyone else, plus a $25 application fee. When they need a set of wheels for as little as an hour or up to four days, they reserve the auto via the Internet or mobile device, use their Zipcard to access the vehicle and drive off.
Gigshare vehicles are also available for rent on campus. They operate in the same manner as Jump bikes and are also available for campus use.


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

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

Every parking structure on campus features prime parking spots for zero emission and electric 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?:
Yes

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

Sacramento State has installed 70 Level II Electric Vehicle Charging stations in order to support California’s increasing Electric Vehicle operating population. These charging stations make it possible for Electric Vehicles to replenish in order to prepare for the commute home. For most EV owners, the charging stations are a convenience offering an opportunity to “top-off”. For long range commuters the charging stations make owning and operating an all-electric vehicle an option.


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:

Sacramento State was among 60 area employers the federal Environmental Protection Agency listed as a Best Workplace for Commuters. The employers were recognized for their extraordinary efforts to improve the quality of life in our region, reduce area traffic and protect the environment by making it possible for their employees to use good commuting practices. Sacramento State was recognized for the following efforts in alternative transportation.

Hornet Express Shuttle
Operates 6 buses on three fixed routes.
All buses are fueled with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
CNG vehicles emit 95% less pollution (depending on the pollutant) than a gasoline or diesel fueled vehicle.
Natural gas is almost always significantly less expensive than petroleum, which means reduced fuel costs for Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) operators.
Sacramento Regional Transit (RT) bus/light rail commuter pass subsidy.
An RT Basic Monthly Pass is included in student fees.
Employees at Sacramento State pay $40.00/year for the same service.
FREE Guaranteed Ride Home program for employees through the Sacramento Transportation Management Association (SacTMA).
Campus is located near bus/light rail routes as well as bicycle/pedestrian paths.
Having accommodations for bicyclists, such as a staffed bike compound, bike racks located throughout campus and rentable bike lockers (in conjunction with Peak Adventures).
Preferential, covered carpool parking.


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?:
Yes

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:

Walking: There are several excellent pedestrian pathways throughout the campus. There is also easy access to campus by way of the Guy West Bridge and the Hornet Tunnel. Each path is designated with reflective paint for pedestrians and cyclists.
Commuting: Sacramento State also partners with the Sacramento TMA, an independent non-profit organization that offers alternatives to driving alone.
Biking: There is a bike and scooter sharing program available on campus for students and staff as well as designated bike paths.

Sac State also participated in a program that launched Ollie which was a fully autonomous electric shuttle service that encouraged students to utilize a more sustainable form of transportation on campus.


Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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