Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.39
Liaison Connie Morales
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Claremont McKenna College
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ellen Broaddus
Facilities & Campus Services Intern
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

Bicycle commuters at Claremont McKenna College have free access to the CMC Bike Shop where they may rent bikes, locks, or helmets for two days at a time free of charge, get their bike fixed for free, and assemble new bikes. They also have access to showers and lockers at the athletic complex.

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)?:

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

Outside of all the dorms and academic buildings, there are many convenient bike parking facilities as well as longboard racks with locking capabilities.

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?:

A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:

All paths on Claremont McKenna College are paved to provide rideable terrain for both bikers and longboarders. Streets adjacent to the campus also have biking lanes in addition to pedestrian paths.

The San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (COG) awarded Claremont and surrounding cities $1.9 million for funding a bikeway through the cities of Claremont, Pomona, LaVerne and San Dimas through MTA’s Call for Projects. The project, known as the Citrus Regional Bikeway has created bike lanes on major streets in Claremont near the colleges. The City also has a law on certain streets around the colleges that allows for bikes to use the full lane.

Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

Students may rent bikes, helmets, and locks all free of charge from the CMC bike shop for an extended period of time. There is also a repair shop.

Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:

A brief description of the mass transit programs:

The College participates in an air quality TriP program that encourages employees to use alternative modes of transportation in arriving to work. Benefits-­eligible employees who participate in ridesharing can be reimbursed $1.50/day plus up to $60/month for public transportation such as Metrolink or the bus.

Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:
Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:

As an enhancement to the CMC parking policy, the College has implemented a carpool sharing and parking program. This program has eight (8) designated carpool parking spaces that are located on CMC’s campus. In order to park in a designated space, you must participate in ridesharing that day as well as have a carpool parking permit displayed on top of your dashboard. There is also a Carpool Matching Service for commuters who want to share their ride.

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?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:

There are cars and vans to share that are available in the Dean of Students Office and in the Athletics Department. There are also zip-cars for use on the campus.

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:

CMC has two Blink charging ports behind Bauer Center for Faculty, staff and visitor parking and four Blink charging ports in Kravis Center underground garage, all of which are EV Plug in stations

Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:

A brief description of the telecommuting program:

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

A brief description of the condensed work week option:

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:

TRiP incentives: Walk and bike to work incentives for those who live close to campus.
Subsidized rent and utlilities to live in nearby off-campus college housing for faculty and staff. CMC provides affordable housing within easy walking distance to staff and faculty on a lottery basis.

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)?:

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

CMC encourages use of low-carbon transportation and provides access to public transportation for all faculty, staff, students and visitors of the institution.
• Currently, CMC is working to establish a policy of offsetting all greenhouse gas emissions generated by air travel paid for by our institution.
• Human resource department offers incentives to alternative forms of transportation and carpooling.

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