Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.97
Liaison Becky Haney
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Calvin University
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.40 / 2.00 William Corner
Director of Campus Safety
Campus Safety
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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:

There are bike racks across campus. The showers are located in the basement of Hoogenboom Health/Rec Center, and there are multiple bike racks immediately outside the building. There are bike storage rooms for residential students which are located in each dorm basement (see "summer storage" here: https://calvin.edu/dotAsset/fc0a2d41-d811-48d9-8306-afc933581194.pdf )


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:

Multiple bike racks around all 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?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:

Campus roads are not public roadways and do connect to the public bus stop. There are dedicated paths on campus that are used by walkers, bikers, skateboarders, etc. but no motorized vehicles.


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:
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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 programs:

Calvin subsidize mass transit. Students, staff and faculty only have to pay $.50 rather than $1.50.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:
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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:

There is a community board for students who wish to share rides -- either for commuting or for holiday transportation. There is also a community board for parents to organize ride sharing for students.
We also offer cheap car-sharing options for trips to the airport around holidays for students traveling to/from home.


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:

We have implemented the Enterprise CarSharing program. A link the the website is here:
https://www.enterprisecarshare.com/us/en/programs/university/calvin.html


Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
No

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:
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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:
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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:
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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:
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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:

Student car-sharing community boards exist. These are mostly utilized via social media (Facebook car-pool page).


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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