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Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date March 23, 2016
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Denison University
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jeremy King
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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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 institution has multiple places to lock bicycles, many of which are in covered, well lit spaces. The athletic center has lockers and showers available to both students and employees of the college. Bicycle commuters would have access to these on a daily basis. One of the academic buildings also has shower facilities for bicycle commuters, though it isn't specifically labeled for that purpose.


Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking (e.g. racks) within 50 ft (15 m) of all occupied, non-residential buildings and make long-term bicycle storage available within 330 ft (100 m) of all residence halls (if applicable)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

BIke racks are located adjacent to all academic buildings. Long-term storage is typically available by request on all three residential quads.


Does the institution have a “complete streets” or bicycle accommodation policy (or adhere to a local community policy) and/or have a continuous network of dedicated bicycle and pedestrian paths and lanes?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle/pedestrian policy and/or network:

All parts of campus are accessible via sidewalks and paths. Denison made significant investment in infrastructure and campus design to eliminate the need and use of cars on the main 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:

A group of students that operate the student-run coffee shop recently wrote a grant proposal to start a campus bike co-op. The grant was funded and the bike co-op started at the beginning of the 2010-2011 academic year.


Is the institution certified as a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists (U.S.) or under a similar third party certification covering non-motorized transportation?:
No

A brief description of the certification, including date certified and level:
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Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
No

A brief description of the mass transit program(s), including availability, participation levels, and specifics about discounts or subsidies offered (including pre-tax options):
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Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip (GRT) program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the GRT 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?:
Yes

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:

Denison has an online Ride-Share board that matches students, faculty, and staff for carpooling opportunities. The Office of Sustainability also works to coordinate carpooling opportunities.


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:

Denison has partnered with Enterprise to offer a car share program on campus. The program currently has two vehicles and over 120 members.


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:

No formal telecommute program exists at Denison.


Does the institution offer a condensed work week option for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week program:

Those employees working at Denison's Heating Plant take advantage of a condensed work week schedule during the summer months when the plant is not operating.


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:

Denison has a mortgage guarantee program for all general faculty. Through the program, Denison will back any mortgage made on a house that is purchased within Licking County (the county where Denison is located).

Denison also rents a number of houses and apartments located next to or near campus. These apartments and houses are generally rented at rates below that of private rentals in town. Most new and/or visiting faculty are given first priority for these rentals.


Does the institution have other incentives or programs to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
No

A brief description of other sustainable transportation initiatives and programs:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable transportation program(s) is available:
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Denison maintains an internal password protected website where most of this information resides. Public access web pages have limited information on this topic.

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