Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.06
Liaison Margaret Bounds
Submission Date June 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Connecticut College
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
0.80 / 1.00 Margaret Bounds
Assistant Director of Sustainability
Office of 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:

Spokespeople is a student-run group that provides bicycles to students for free. Students can borrow a bike from Spokespeople at the beginning of each semester and keep it until the end of the semester. Spokespeople also provides bike maintenance services to students on campus.


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

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Connecticut College partners with Lyft to provide students with ride access to the locations in New London and Waterford. Students receive 4 free rides per month up to $12 each that are accessible directly through the Lyft app.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

There are two Level 2 ChargePoint dual chargers installed on campus for a total of four charging stations. One charging station is located at the north end of our campus and the other is located in the south end of campus in the Admissions Office visitor parking lot. Charging is free through 2024.


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 and maintains a number of houses and apartments located close to or on campus that are available for rent by both staff and faculty. The College has exclusively offered staff and faculty the opportunity to purchase college-owned houses adjacent 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?:
No

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