Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 88.13
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Nov. 7, 2022

STARS v2.2

Colorado State University
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Carol Dollard
Energy Engineer
Facilities Management
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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:

CSU contracts with Spin to provide e-bike and e-scooter share services on campus.


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

A brief description of the car sharing program:

CSU contracts with Zipcar to provide carshare services on campus. The environmentally friendly and cost-effective transportation option has vehicles placed in convenient areas around campus. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to all students, faculty and staff members ages 18 and older, as well as members of the local community ages 21 and over.

Gas, insurance, reserved parking spaces, roadside assistance and up to 180 miles of driving per day are included in the regular hourly and daily Zipcar rates. Cars can be reserved for as short as an hour or up to four days.

About Zipcar:
Zipcar is an environmentally friendly transportation alternative; national studies have shown that each Zipcar shared takes at least 15 privately owned vehicles off the road. Zipcar has established partnerships with more than 230 universities. With parking at a premium on college campuses, and a growing interest in alternative transportation options, Zipcar provides an attractive substitute for bringing a personal car to campus.


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

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

CSU offers designated parking for low-emission and electric vehicles in some parking lots.


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:

CSU has 42 Level 2 EV charging ports available to employees and students:
• 2 at the SPUR Campus, Denver
• 2 at the Foothills Campus, Fort Collins
• 6 at the South Campus, Fort Collins
• 26 at the Main Campus, Fort Collins
• 4 at ARDEC
• 2 at Mountain Campus

New buildings on campus are required to install conduit for future chargers to reduce installation costs.


Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:

There is limited low cost, on-campus housing for Faculty and Staff which is provided as available once student applications for housing have been assigned. Additionally, the University offers free bus passes to Employees, thereby encouraging staff to live closer to campus.


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:

CSU offers a variety of sustainable transportation programs, including:
• All students and employees ride the local transit system for free with their RamCard ID
• Bike safety classes (Smart Cycling, Biking 101, Bike Maintenance, Adult Learn to Ride, Bicycle Friendly Driver) for employees and students
• Events (We Ride, Bike to Work Day, Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive, E-Scooter and E-Bike demos)
• Get Back on the Bike and Community Rides (programs specifically for CSU employees)
• Student and employee-run Campus Bicycle Advisory Committee: https://bicycle.colostate.edu/
• Carpool and vanpool matching
• Annual student-fee funding pool for new sustainable transportation infrastructure and programs (administered by student-run Alternative Transportation Fee Advisory Board)


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