Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.42
Liaison Darcy Everett
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

College of Charleston
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.60 / 1.00 P Brian Fisher
CSO/Executive Director
Sustainability
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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:

The Center for Sustainable Development's bike share program facilitates short- and long-term bike rentals for students, faculty and staff at the College. The bike sheet fleet is a growing one, now totaling 30 bikes of all models and sizes. The rentals are free, and bikes may be rented for 48 hours or for longer periods of time, including a full academic semester.

Many of the bikes in our fleet were donated or refurbished by local bike shops and student interns with the Center for Sustainable Development. The Center organizes weekly bike clinics in Cougar Mall, a highly trafficked venue on campus, to repair minor equipment failures or address rider issues. Center staff and interns also educate students on safe riding techniques and organize events to promote an engaging and active bike culture on campus. In 2019, the College received Bronze Status as a Bike Friendly University from the League of American Bicyclists.


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

A brief description of the car sharing program:

The College partners with Enterprise CarShare, a program organized by Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Enterprise CarShare offers an alternative method of transportation and is available to students, faculty and staff members. Vehicles can be reserved by the hour or day, as well as overnight.

More info is available at https://www.enterprisecarshare.com/us/en/programs/university/cofc.html.


Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
No

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:
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Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
No

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:
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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 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:

Commuting students, faculty and staff members are encouraged to utilize the Charleston region's public bus system, CARTA. Many CARTA routes are free and are "express" routes that zip quickly to campus from neighboring towns and communities like West Ashley, James Island, Johns Island, Mount Pleasant and North Charleston. Additionally, College of Charleston employees who carpool can elect to cost-share parking permits.


Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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