Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.18
Liaison Joseph Kahn
Submission Date April 20, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Central Michigan University
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.40 / 2.00 Morgan Hummon
Sustainability Advancement Graduate Assistant
Facilities Management, Great Lakes Institute for Sustainable Systems
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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:

Many building on campus have bicycle storage space. For example, in Finch Field House, there is a locker room designated for all people wishing to store their personal items, as well as showering facilities to make biking to campus less stressful and more reasonable from a hygienic standpoint.


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:

Every building has short-term bicycle parking located at virtually every entrance. For students who live on campus, bicycle parking is included at every dormitory entrance/exit. There is also a bicycle registration program through Central Michigan University Police and Parking Services, to ensure the safety of students' assets.


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:

Central Michigan University works in tandem with the city of Mt. Pleasant to create a biker/pedestrian safe environment. Designated biking areas and "share the road" signs and enforcement are used to bridge the gap between campus and down town, in order to provide safe space for peddlers, as well as other pedestrians.


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:

Central Michigan University works with the Isabella County Transit Commission to provide constant, convenient and affordable mass transportation to and from campus, to all major student hubs in the community.


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?:
No

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:
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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:

Central Michigan University is a registered location for the Enterprise car-sharing program. For more information, please see the URL below:

https://www.enterprisecarshare.com/us/en/programs/university/cmich.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?:
Yes

A brief description of the telecommuting program:

Flex time, condensed work week options, as well as telecommuting options for different faculty and staff are available and negotiable in many different departments.


Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week option:

Many department on campus offer flexible scheduling that revolve around task-oriented jobs. This allows employees to condense their work week and reduce trips to and from campus.


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)?:
No

A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:
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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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