Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.50
Liaison Susan Kaspari
Submission Date July 17, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Central Washington University
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.20 / 2.00
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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:

Showers are offered inside Dean Hall and Science 2 for bicycle commuters. Bikes can be locked in the appropriate bike racks around each of the schools buildings along with covered storage around the residence halls.


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:

Yes, as stated above long term covered storage is available around the dorm residence and short term parking is available around each of the class buildings.


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:

Yes, all information regarding this can be found at this URL https://www.cwu.edu/facility/sites/cts.cwu.edu.facility/files/A.4_Circulation_Plan_2011.pdf


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:

The Yakima-to-Ellensburg commuter bus service and the Ellensburg-to-Yakima commuter bus service stops at:

Ellensburg – CWU SURC, Safeway and Super 1 Foods.

Yakima – Yakima Firing Center Park and Ride (near the Selah rest area), the downtown Yakima Transit Center, Yakima Valley Community College and the Yakima Airport.

Full schedules of the commuter route can be found at http://www.yakimatransit.org. Tickets can be purchased at the CWU Wildcat Shop. For more information, call Yakima Transit at (509) 575-6175.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:

Shuttle vans run between Ellensburg and Mattawa. Student teachers placed in Mattawa may want to take advantage of this transportation. For information, contact Joanie Butterly at jbutterly@wsd73.wednet.edu


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?:
No

A brief description of the car sharing program:
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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:

Yes there are electric vehicle recharging stations. A few of them can be located in the parking lot in front of the SURC.


Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
No

A brief description of the telecommuting program:
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Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
No

A brief description of the condensed work week option:
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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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