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Liaison Susan Powers
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Clarkson University
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

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Complete Expired Susan Powers
Assoc. Dir. Sustainability
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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:

Shower and changing room provided for bicycle commuters in LEED-Silver Student Center facility. There is some covered bike storage, but no inside locked storage for use on a daily basis.


Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking (e.g. racks) within 50 ft (15 m) of all occupied, non-residential buildings and make long-term bicycle storage available within 330 ft (100 m) of all residence halls (if applicable)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

Standard outdoor racks. These are placed under roofs where feasible.


Does the institution have a “complete streets” or bicycle accommodation policy (or adhere to a local community policy) and/or have a continuous network of dedicated bicycle and pedestrian paths and lanes?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle/pedestrian policy and/or network:

Campus is envisioned as a pedestrian/bike oriented campus in the master plan. Continued strides are made to move in that direction. The Village of Potsdam has a complete Streets policy. We are working with them to extend bike paths where appropriate for the Clarkson community.


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:

The KnightRider program was developed with Clarkson's Sustainability Funds. It is a bike loan program designed especially for international students. They borrow a bicycle for a semester at a low cost. http://www.clarkson.edu/campussafety/knightrider/index.html


Is the institution certified as a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists (U.S.) or under a similar third party certification covering non-motorized transportation?:
No

A brief description of the certification, including date certified and level:
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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 program(s), including availability, participation levels, and specifics about discounts or subsidies offered (including pre-tax options):

Yes - For breaks, buses with reduced fares are arranged by the university for direct transport to major cities (NYC, Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo)


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip (GRT) program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the GRT 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?:
No

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:
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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:

Zipcar on 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?:
Yes

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

One two-plug unit was installed by National Grid with financing from NYSERDA. Clarkson also participates in the DOE Workforce Charging Challenge http://www.clarkson.edu/news/2015/news-release_2015-10-06-1.html
http://www.energy.gov/eere/vehicles/workplace-charging-challenge-partner-clarkson-university


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 for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
No

A brief description of the condensed work week program:
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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 have other incentives or programs to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
No

A brief description of other sustainable transportation initiatives and programs:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable transportation program(s) is available:
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