Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.02
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date July 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Dalhousie University
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 1.00 KAREINA D'SOUZA
Sustainability Manager
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:

Dalhousie University through the Bike Centre offers a bike loan program to all students and employees. Bicycles on the Halifax campuses can be borrowed for up to a week and up to three days at the Agricultural campus.

http://www.dal.ca/dept/sustainability/smart-trip/active-transport/BikeLoan.html


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

A brief description of the car sharing program:

CommuneAuto: Dalhousie has signed a workplace agreement with CommuneAuto Atlantic. CommuneAuto Atlantic provides access to cars that can be used for workplace travel and ride sharing to the Agricultural Campus or locations in HRM. Dalhousie departments and faculties can access all of CommuneAuto Atlantic 's fleet of cars around Halifax. Of this fleet, there are five cars on Dalhousie's campuses.

See more here:

http://www.dal.ca/dept/sustainability/smart-trip/ride-sharing/carshare.html


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 eleven Electronic Vehicle (EV) charging stations on the Dalhousie Halifax campuses. https://www.dal.ca/dept/facilities/parking-at-dal/electric-vehicle-charging.html

1 spot in the parking lot of the Steele Ocean Sciences Building.

1 spot in the Le Marchant Street Pay and Display parking lot.

6 spots in the Dalplex Parking Lot.

1 spot near the Medjuck Building .

2 spot by Gerard Hall.


Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:
No

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

Dalhousie offers a number of programs and initiatives such as student and employee bus passes, car sharing, remote work, and cycling programs and infrastructure.

Campus Bike Center: The Dalhousie Bike Center is based out of the Studley Gym. It offers cycling maintenance and safety education programs, as well as a free bike loan program that also runs out of the residence buildings.
Also the Dalhousie Office of Sustainability offers sustainable transportation events such as smart cycle lunch and learn, hosts bike week events and sponsors Dalhousie participation in the commuter challenge.
https://www.dal.ca/dept/sustainability/smart-trip.html


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