Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.69
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 8, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Cornell University
OP-T2-26: Bicycle Sharing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Joe Lalley
Facilities Operations
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:

A brief description of the program, including an indication of its scope (e.g., the number of bicycles the program makes available, participation levels, etc.):

The Big Red Bikes bicycle sharing program is student initiated, student run and partially student funded through the undergraduate Student Assembly and student activity fee. Cornell Facilities Operations provides the remainder of the funding. Support is also provided by the Cornell Libraries and the Cornell Outdoor Education program. The bike share started in May 2011 with 20 bicycles, available for same-day check out at the main library through a web-based management system. The program was expanded with 20 additional bicycles and two additional library locations in the 2011-2012 academic year. The program is open to all active students and employees who register for the program, with no fees for use.
As of December 2012, the bike share program garnered over 2,700 user registrations and had logged more than 3,300 individual "rentals".

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

Since the program kick-off, four bicycles have been lost or stolen. User error in how the bikes are locked appears to be the cause.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.