Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.66
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Champlain College
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Eliana Fox
Sustainable Transportation Coordinator
Auxiliary Services
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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:

Greenride Bikeshare is the regional bikeshare system here in Burlington. Champlain students and employees can obtain a subsidized, $39 annual membership and all the info at www.greenridebikeshare.com.

Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Champlain College is a host of three CarShare Vermont cars with subsidized membership for full-time students and full or part-time employees, one at Perry Hall, one at 194 St. Paul Street, and one at Sanders Hall.

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

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

Perry Hall CarShare Vermont car is an EV and is granted free charging through an agreement with Champlain Transportation.

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:

Champlain College fully embraces the shift to electric vehicles (EV). This revolution comes in the form of electric cars, electric bikes, electric scooters, and someday electric shuttles. We must balance our support of electric vehicles with our commitment to reducing the drive-alone rate. We currently have two electric vehicle charging stations (which have two plugs each) at Champlain College. They are located at: 1) The Miller Center parking lot at 175 Lakeside Avenue and 2) Miller Information Commons (the library) at 95 Summit Street (also called Cedar Lane), in the parking lot beside Foster Hall. Both stations were installed in partnership with the Burlington Electric Department and are open to the public 24/7. They are operated by Chargepoint and users must have a Chargepoint account to use them. Users pay a per-kilowatt-hour rate. After 4 hours there is an additional $1 per hour rate. Payment for the space is not required.

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:

Champlain College offers multiple sustainable transportation programs for affiliates. Students and employees can ride local and regional public transit for free using their Champlain College IDs. All employees are eligible to participate in the Bike/Walk rewards program. When employees bike or walk to work at least 3 days a week for 8 weeks and log their trips, they receive a $15 gift card. These employees can also take advantage of Champlain’s Guaranteed Ride Home program, which provides sustainable commuters with a free cab ride home in the event of an emergency. Lastly, there are four preferred parking spots available for plug-in hybrid and fully electric vehicles, as well as free level 1 charging for employees and commuters in select locations.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

Active Transportation Plan of 2015 found here: https://sites.google.com/a/champlain.edu/active-transportation-plan/

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