Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.17
Liaison Jamey Pavey
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Earlham College
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Jamey Pavey
Director of the Integrated Program in Sustainability
Sustainability and Environmental Studies
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
No

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:
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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:

Bicycle racks are available for student and staff use at all academic and residential buildings. Long term storage is also available with the Public Safety office.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:

The entire interior of the campus is car-free and contains pedestrian/bicycle use only. The interior of campus is connected via paths that also connect to the closest public bus stop at College Avenue and D Street.


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:

Earlham College launched a Bike Share in Spring 2017. The Bike Share offers students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to check out a hybrid or city bike for free, with charges incurring only if kept overnight. Mountain bikes can be checked out for $5/day.


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:

The Rose City Shuttle operates on Saturdays. It is available for free student transportation anywhere in local Richmond from 6-12 pm.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip 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:

There is a ride share board located in the student center for students to post offered and requested rides for breaks/travel etc. There is also an informal facebook page for rideshare: https://www.facebook.com/EarlhamCollegeRideBoard/info


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?:
No

A brief description of the car sharing program:
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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?:
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:

N/A


Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
No

A brief description of the condensed work week option:

N/A


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 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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HR confirmed telecommuting & condensed work week information.

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