Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.46
Liaison Margaret Bounds
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Connecticut College
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.40 / 2.00 Margaret Bounds
Assistant Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

The Athletic Center and New London Hall Science Center have co-located showers, lockers and secure bicycle storage and are accessible to all of campus.


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)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

Bicycle racks are available across campus, and students are able to store their bikes indoors in most residence hall lobbies.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:

A Pedestrian Safety Committee met in 2016 to develop a plan for improving pedestrian safety and accessibility across campus. Their final recommendations included:
Crosswalk and ramp improvements around campus.
Sidewalk installation and improvements on a street adjacent to campus.
Install a raised intersection at the campus entrance with crosswalks to access the arboretum.
Convert a main campus artery for pedestrians and vehicles from a road to a wide pedestrian walkway.
Complete a campus loop road to direct traffic away from the main core of campus.


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:

Spokespeople is a student-run group that provides bicycles to students for the whole academic year. They also run CC Cruisers, which allows students to use a bike for up to 1 day after checking it out from the library circulation desk.


Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the mass transit programs:

The Camel Van, a free shuttle service, provides rides to the transportation center downtown for connection with bus and train routes and to retail and entertainment venues in the greater New London area.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:
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Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:
No

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Through Connecticut College's partnership with Zipcar, two vehicles are available to members of the campus community age 18 or older. Students, faculty and staff are able to join Zipcar and make reservations, 24 hours a day and up to a year in advance. The college also has a pool of vehicles that approved student, faculty and staff drivers can request for group trips, travel for club sports and other college-sponsored events..


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 offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
No

A brief description of the telecommuting program:
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Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
No

A brief description of the condensed work week option:
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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:

The College owns an maintains a number of houses and apartments located close to or on campus that are available for rent by both staff and faculty.


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)?:
No

A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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