Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.18
Liaison Allie Schwartz
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Columbia University
OP-T2-27: Facilities for Bicyclists

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Dan Held
Assistant Vice President
Strategic Communications, Columbia University Facilities and Operations
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Does the institution have indoor and secure bike storage, shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters in at least one building?:

A brief description of the facilities:

There are free bike storage rooms in approximately 75% of graduate and faculty residential buildings. There are also bike storage in three undergraduate residential buildings and showers provided for residents. Additionally, lockers are offered in several buildings around the Morningside campus, including at the main library.

CUMC provides covered storage at its residential towers, on the main CUMC campus. Shower facilities are available for free through an agreement at the Bard Hall Athletic Club for any cyclist commuters and Plus One Fitness offers a shower pass to Columbia bicycle commuters for $5 each semester,. Lockers are available for rent through the Bard Hall Athletic Club, as well.

Indoor, secure bike storage is offered in the Manhattanville new campus project area. New buildings in accordance with LEED that are seeking the applicable credits are being designed to have bicycle storage available when appropriate.

Columbia University has also formed a biking committee to explore ways to promote a more bike-friendly Morningside campus. Issues to be researched include providing expanded shower and locker facilities, bicycle fix-it stations, bicycle storage and a campus-wide bike sharing program.

Morningside Bike Racks:http://www.columbia.edu/cu/publicsafety/bikemap.pdf
CUMC Bike Racks: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/publicsafety/images/CUMC_Map_withBikeRacks.JPG

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

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