Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison jenny isler
Submission Date March 1, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Clark University
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Jenny Isler
Director of Sustainability
Physical Plant / Facilities
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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:

Bike racks indoors, under shelter, and outdoors throughout campus; lockers and showers in the gym and fitness center.


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)?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:
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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?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:
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Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

Cycles of Change, Clark's student-run bike share program, is open to all students, faculty and staff at no charge; there are 345 members or 15% of the student body. Up to 20 donated or rebuilt bikes are available for day or hourly use. Additional bikes are being assembled from parts.Since many students have their own bikes on campus, Cycles of Change also offers bike repair clinics and free bike repair service at their new shop. We also partner with a local' earn a bike' program wherein service earns points toward a bike purchase.


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:

Clark operates a free shuttle service between 4-12 pm within 1/4 mile of campus. As an urban campus, there are ample city buses from a central bus stop a few steps from the campus entrance. Additionally, the Consortium bus runs on a regular schedule during the academic year to other city campuses and major points such as the train station and the mall.


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:

We are members of MassRides and NuRide for students, faculty and staff. From their website: NuRide is MassRlDES' online tool that helps you find carpool matches and provides rewards for greener trips - and it’s FREE!

Ridematching

Don't know who to carpool with? NuRide can help you find people that live and work near you and are interested in sharing the ride. Save on gas, split driving responsibilities and make new friends.

You can start by taking a Sneak Peak to see if you have potential carpool or vanpool matches nearby. Once you're signed in, you can send messages to matches securely without giving out any of your personal information.


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:

ZipCars are on campus and available to all registered members of the Clark community.


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:

The 3 on-campus EV charging stations are dual-port, Columb brand, on the Chargepoint America sytem.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:

Human Resources has an Owner Occupancy Incentive program in which the university supports a down payment and subsequent assistance on a house or apartment within the contiguous neighborhood.


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)?:
Yes

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

Student Council sponsors busses to Boston on the weekends and regular buses from campus to the train station in Worcester. Van service runs every day from 4 pm to stores, post office and other useful locations, as well as door-to door for students living off campus. We have a no-idling policy for vendor and visiting athletic vehicles.


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