Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.85
Liaison Vic Shelburne
Submission Date Nov. 26, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Clemson University
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.60 / 2.00 Lydia Krause
Transportation and Demand Management Program Coordinator
Parking and Transportation Services
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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:

Sheltered bike storage is available underneath Manning Hall for long term storage. Fike Recreation Center is a building on campus that provides a bike rack, showers, and lockers to faculty, staff, and/or students of Clemson University who choose to commute by bicycle and who pay for the facility (included in tuition and fees for full-time students).

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:

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 bicyclists who ride on Clemson University’s campus must adhere to the Bicycle Policy: https://www.clemson.edu/studentaffairs/student-handbook1/universitypolicies/bicycles.html

Please refer to the Planning & Design department for more info: http://cufacilities.sites.clemson.edu/planning/masterPlan

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

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

Clemson University students, faculty, and staff can purchase an annual membership card to share bikes at 5 locations around campus.


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:

• Clemson Area Transit provides free bus transportation between campus and off-campus locations (apartments, grocery stores, etc.) in the Clemson area. http://www.catbus.com/home/map.html

• Commuter students, faculty, and staff have the option to purchase a discounted permit to park cars in designated lots off of main campus and ride a shuttle into the center of campus. https://www.clemson.edu/campus-life/parking/transit/park-n-ride.html

• Commuting employees also have the option to purchase a Transit Access Card to take a bus or shuttle from Greenville and Easley to the center of campus. This shuttle is free for all students. https://www.clemson.edu/campus-life/parking/transit/tigercommute.html

• Parking lot shuttles transport commuters from perimeter parking lots into the center of campus (view all transit routes at my.Clemson.edu or a pdf map of on-campus routes at https://www.clemson.edu/campus-life/parking/multimedia/pdf/CampusParkingTransitMap.pdf )

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:

Parking and Transportation Services initiated a carpool program for students, faculty, and staff with an array of incentives, including discounted permits and preferential parking locations for groups of 2 or more people. Groups with at least 3 participants receive free parking permits.


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:

• Clemson University partners with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing to the area for a discounted rate. We currently have 8 of the vehicles on campus.


• Clemson CarShare Club by Zipcar offers free membership plus 35 hours’ worth of driving credit for the year (equivalent to $300) to new Zipcar members who pledge to NOT bring their cars to campus (will not buy parking pass). The 35 hours was established as an amount equivalent to the average amount of hours a Clemson Zipcar member drives in a year. This program is designed to keep cars off of campus and promote carsharing culture.

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:

• An Electric Vehicle permit is available to Clemson University faculty and staff with the incentive of preferential parking. There are 10 charging spaces on campus (5 stations with 2 plugs each). These are not currently available to students, but we hope to expand the program to include them in the near future.


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:

• Clemson University’s Human Resources department has a telecommuting policy that can be found here:


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:

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:

• Many preferential parking spaces are offered to employees with Low Emission Vehicle permits. We hope to expand this program (and the use of EV chargers) to resident and commuter students this coming fall.


• Clemson ReCyclery – Student organization that repairs abandoned, impounded bicycles and then gives them to students, faculty, and staff in exchange for a monetary donation intended to cover the cost of parts used in repair – makes upfront cost of bicycle commuting more affordable to improve accessibility to alternate modes of transportation, and repurposes bikes that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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