Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.90
Liaison Deborah Steinberg
Submission Date Dec. 6, 2021

STARS v2.2

Carnegie Mellon University
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Michelle R. Porter
Director, Parking and Transportation Services of FMCS
Parking and Transportation Services
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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:
Healthy Ride is Pittsburgh's public bike sharing system. Multiple bike stations border the campus and are within areas where many CMU students have off-campus housing. Healthy Ride provides an inexpensive option for cycling in Pittsburgh.

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

A brief description of the car sharing program:
Carnegie Mellon University participates in the Zipcar carshare program. Initiated in 2007, the campus community can join for an annual fee of $35/year and no application fee. There is one location for multiple Zipcars on campus, and many additional Zipcars throughout the Pittsburgh area.

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

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:
Electric car charging spots are located in convenient locations and may only be used by EV 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:
There are currently three campus parking garages that have multiple electric vehicle charging stations.

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 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:
CMU Shuttle and Escort Services offer transportation options for students, faculty, and staff members. Multiple routes provide shared-use options to reduce single-occupant trips to campus. CMU students, faculty, and staff can use their university ID to use the local public transit system, Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT). The system includes local buses, light rail, and inclines. This provides a shared-use option to commute to campus or travel around town.

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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