Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.38
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Denison University
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.80 / 2.00 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 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:

Some buildings that are adjacent to each other share bicycle racks. The University does allow students to leave bicycles on campus over breaks and in the summer. Some of these spaces are simply covered bike racks, others are storage rooms located in residence halls.


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?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:
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Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:
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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:

Denison operates a campus shuttle to area stores, businesses, and medical facilities. Denison also contracts with a 3rd party provider to offer shuttle service for students.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:

In conjunction with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission's commuter platform, of which Denison has an LOU, participants have access to guaranteed return trips if they carpool, vanpool, or use other alternative modes of transportation.


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.

In addition, the college has partnered with the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission on its GOhio Commute program that aims to link employees up with alternative commuting 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 125 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?:
Yes

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

Denison has six EV charging spaces on campus and an additional two spaces at the Granville Inn which it owns and operates. These are available to employees and guests of the college. Two of the chargers are available to students.


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 that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week option:

Those employees working at Denison's Heating Plant take advantage of a condensed work week schedule when the plant is 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 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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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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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