Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.21
Liaison Darcy Coughlan
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2021

STARS v2.2

Coastal Carolina University
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Emily Caton
Sustain Coastal Intern
Sustain Coastal
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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:
University Recreation has a free campus bike program, in order to offer an affordable and environmentally sustainable form of transportation to the CCU community. This program provides an alternative to driving and promote campus community. University Recreation has a fleet of approximately 350 cruiser bikes available for rent. All bikes come with a helmet and lock. To check out a bike, one would have to visit the HTC Outdoor Center during hours of operation and present your valid CINO Card to check out a bicycle free of charge. Students can rent a bike up to 30 days at a time. Coastal Carolina University was awarded Silver from the League of American Bicyclists which is valid from 2019-2023. It is one of only 63 to move to silver. https://www.coastal.edu/recreation/outdoors/coastalre-cycles/

Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the car sharing program:
Coastal Carolina University and ZipCar partnered to offer a car sharing program on campus until 2020. In March 2020, this program was paused due to COVID-19. The program offered 3 vehicles for use to the CCU community. Our hope is for ZipCar to return in the near future.

Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
Yes

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:
The University offers preferential parking to fuel efficient 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?:
Yes

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:
Electrical vehicle charging stations partners with Plug in Carolina, Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce and Santee Cooper. They are located near the residence halls on township circle. The installation of the Plug in Carolina’s station is the latest in our ongoing efforts to promote a greener campus and to further our commitment to sustainability. These stations support the university’s strategic plan to serve as role model to the community in our efforts to achieve a sustainable environment.

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 programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
Yes

A brief description of other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting:
Coastal Carolina University provides a shuttle service for its students/ faculty and staff around campus, including routes from University Housing at University Place, the main campus, and the east campus. Teal express runs to upper classmen housing (University Place) such as Sandhills, Blue Ridge and Low Country. Weekend express runs on weekends and student holidays. It goes to Walmart, housing, and main campus. Coastal Carolina University has an app that allows you to track each shuttle’s location. There are shuttles to Myrtle Beach Airport from CCU before thanksgiving break, winter break and spring break. Shuttles for Florence SC Amtrack Station also before thanksgiving break, winter break and spring break. Taking the shuttle helps reduce your carbon footprint and conserve energy by eliminating travel that would have otherwise been made by a private vehicle. By taking public transportation instead of driving, you could have up to 30% carbon dioxide emissions decrease.

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