|Submission Date||Feb. 26, 2020|
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation
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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:
Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
A brief description of the car sharing program:
Our car sharing program with Enterprise was eliminated on January 1, 2019, but was in effect for a portion of the 2018-2019 academic year. Information about the program and its closing can be found in the campus newspaper article here: https://calvinchimes.org/2019/02/15/enterprise-carshare-program-shuts-off-its-engine/
Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient 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:
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:
Student car-sharing community boards exist. These are mostly utilized via social media (Facebook car-pool page).
Additionally, Calvin partners with the local bus system (The Rapid) to offer discounted rides to Calvin students, staff, and faculty. Rides cost $0.50 instead of the normal $1.75, and are subsidized by both The Rapid and Calvin University. (Calvin invests approximately $13,000 in this program.)
Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
has a section on sustainable transportation options.
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