|Submission Date||Feb. 22, 2019|
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation
|1.60 / 2.00||
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:
There is some covered bike storage, but no inside locked storage for use on a daily basis. There is locker, shower, and bike storage space at our IRC gymnasium.
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:
Standard outdoor racks. These are placed under roofs where feasible.
No long term bike storage available
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:
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?:
A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:
The KnightRider program was developed with Clarkson's Sustainability Fund. It is a bike loan program designed especially for international students. They borrow a bicycle for a semester at a low cost.
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:
For academic breaks, subsidized buses are arranged by the university for direct transport to our major cities (NYC, Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo). Throughout the semester there is a free shuttle for students to commute to campus or to go shopping.
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:
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:
We have several fleet vehicles for our campus car sharing program. Vans and cars are available. The program is administered by facilities dept. They charge the federal mileage rate to use vehicles.
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:
Level 2 EV charging stations are available on our main Hill campus, downtown Potsdam campus and CRC campus in Schenectady. They are available for use by any one on campus or the community. Two of these were installed by national Grid through a NYSERDA grant, electricity is free for the user.
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:
Flexible schedule options are available for any employee. Working 4 days per week is among the options.
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 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:
Preferred parking for hybrid or alternative fueled vehicles available at our LEED Gold TAC building.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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