Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Stephanie Corbett
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Case Western Reserve University
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Stephanie Corbett
University Farm Director
Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms
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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:

Electric bikes are available in our community, the permit process for several companies products are through the City of Cleveland.


Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
No

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Unfortunately our very robust Enterprise CarShare was put on hold during the Covid-19 pandemic and has not come back.


Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
No

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:
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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 three Level 7 EV recharging station located in a campus garage, accessible to student and employee commuters.


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:

The Greater Circle Living program offers a $5,000 forgivable loan for down payment and/or closing costs for the purchase of an owner-occupied home by fulltime employees of any nonprofit institution—including Case Western Reserve University—in Greater University Circle, a district encompassing portions of seven Cleveland neighborhoods. Employees of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Museum of Art, Judson at University Circle and University Hospitals may be eligible for an additional $10,000 forgivable loan for down payment or closing costs for the purchase of an owner-occupied home, or one month's rental reimbursement in Greater University Circle.


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:

Employees that make under $51,000 annually are eligible for a 50% discount on monthly transit passes.
Undergraduate students are eligible for a no cost them them pass for all area transit called U-pass good for the academic year.
Graudate students are offered discounted monthly transit passes.
The University also runs a shuttle around campus and into nearby neighborhoods to help cover transit gaps.


Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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CWRU was awarded the Commuter Choice Award at the Gold level, in addition to the Most Improved award, by the Northeast Ohio Area Coordinating Agency in 2015. In 2016, CWRU worked with the city of Cleveland and NOACA to review the Commuter Choice Award program to make the requirements more rigorous. We were awarded a silver level award in 2016. In 2015, CWRU was awarded the Commuter Choice Award at the Gold level, in addition to the Most Improved award, by the Northeast Ohio Area Coordinating Agency (NOACA) in 2015. Previously, CWRU was CWRU had been given the Commuter Choice Award at the bronze level in 2014. The Commuter Choice Award program is application-based and rewards area organizations and businesses that support sustainable transportation choices. (http://www.noaca.org/index.aspx?page=3342)

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