Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.10
Liaison Bo Solomon
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Drexel University
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Bo Solomon
University Sustainability Officer
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Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:
Drexel Bike Share is open to all students, faculty and professional staff with a valid Drexel University ID and in good standing with the University. There is no rental fee to use a Drexel Bike Share bike. To be eligible to participate in Drexel Bike Share, the student or employee must complete a Drexel Bike Share Membership Agreement and, prior to each use of Bike Share equipment, a Drexel Bike Share User Agreement, which can both be found on the Drexel Parking Services website. The use of a Drexel Bike Share bike includes a helmet, u-lock, cable and lock key (the “Equipment”). All Bike Share Equipment is picked up and returned to the Drexel Bike Share hub located in the Parking Services Garage Office, Room #124, 3330 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (the “Hub”). Drexel makes no representations as to the availability of the Equipment. Use of the Equipment is strictly on a “first come, first served” basis. There are 20 bikes available for use by the Drexel community. On average, more bikes are utilized in good weather than cold or inclement weather. Drexel Parking Services saw the highest rate of usage during the program’s history in November 2012. Maintenance is completed as repairs are needed and include general tune-ups annually.

Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:
Drexel Parking Services has partnerships with Zipcar, Inc. and Enterprise CarShare, car sharing programs on our University City and Queen Lane Campuses. These cost-effective and convenient transportation options are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to all students ages 18 and older, as well as faculty and professional staff members. Drexel Parking Services also has (2) EV vehicle charging stations located on the University City Campus.

Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:
Lot W 2 stations Level 2

Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:
Drexel University's Employee Home Purchase Assistance Program was established to encourage and support home ownership within defined borders of the Drexel University main campus community (Drexel). The program offers a forgivable loan to benefit eligible full- and part-time Drexel University, including Drexel University College of Medicine, faculty and professional staff toward the purchase or renovation of homes within defined borders.

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?:

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:
Bike racks are available within .03 miles of all Drexel buildings. This includes center City and Queen Lane campuses.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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