Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.09
Liaison Joseph Kahn
Submission Date Oct. 15, 2020

STARS v2.2

Central Michigan University
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.40 / 1.00 Teresa Homsi
Student Reviewer
Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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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:

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


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:

One of the major goals from the Sustainability is Central 2018 report is centered around sustainability transport. This target involves encouraging sustainable transportation, specifically mass transit, carpooling, ride sharing opportunities, and use of human-powered transport by students, faculty, and staff.

The initiatives include:
-New areas prepped for future bike path installation (path is planned for areas on East Campus Drive south of Broomfield and the west side of the Biosciences building)
-The Isabella County Transportation Commission (ICTC)/iRide shuttle bus, which travel to several student-oriented apartment complexes https://ictcbus.com/shuttle-map/. This program has been successfully transporting students to and from housing complexes for years.
-Safe Rides Program (van transit system that operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. when classes are in session) expansion. These safe rides are running year round to assist students in safe transportation https://www.cmich.edu/fas/police/Pages/Safe_Rides.aspx
-The CMU Police Department (CMUPD) is currently training officers to patrol on bicycles http://www.cm-life.com/article/2019/10/cmu-police-increasing-cops-on-bikes-bike-patrol
-CMUPD provides educational pamphlets about safe riding practices online, in their office, at special events, and with bicycle registration. Nearly 400 bikes are registered annually on campus.
-Campus map updated to include all bike lanes. These are distributed to all students who would like a map at orientation.
-Ongoing efforts to hold bicycling education courses on campus for CMU and surrounding community, add educational signage, ongoing conversations about implementing electric car charging stations. Student Eric Urbaniak has recently been named project coordinator for getting electric vehicle chargers on campus, this project is anticipated to be complete by fall of 2021.

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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