Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.95
Liaison Chad Carwein
Submission Date Jan. 16, 2020

STARS v2.2

East Carolina University
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 1.00 Chad Carwein
University Sustainability Manager
HSC Facilities Services
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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:

East Carolina University Parking & Transportation Services has offered Pirate BikeShare since August 2009, with improvements made to the program along the way. It was developed for faculty, staff and students to increase options for mobility around the ECU campus without the need to use an automobile.

Every semester, our office collects all the old, abandoned bicycles on campus. Most of these bikes are missing wheels, seats, chains, etc. We make several attempts to contact the owner. After a certain amount of time without luck in reaching the owner, the bike becomes property of the state. We then pay for the bicycles to be repaired, paint them the awesome ECU purple and gold, and enter them into the Pirate BikeShare program!

With the Pirate BikeShare program, interested individuals then come to the Parking & Transportation office at 305 E. 10th Street to complete a registration fee to lease the bike for the entire semester! At that time, the individual will pay a non-refundable either $30 administration fee for either the Fall or Spring semesters, $20 for the Summer, or $50 for the academic year. Once the bike is signed off on, it becomes the responsibility of the renter. At the end of the lease, the bike has to be returned to our office.

More information is available here: http://www.ecu.edu/bikes/bikeshare.html


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

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Enterprise CarShare. It is perfect for students, faculty and staff that do not have a car on campus. Membership is not limited to those people without a car, though! Some members enjoy the Enterprise CarShare vehicles to save money on gas, lower the wear and tear on their own vehicles, and/or for the luxury of driving a brand new hybrid or fuel-efficient car! Members pay an affordable hourly rate which includes gas and insurance. The process to rent is simple: vehicles are reserved online, accessed using a membership card and returned to the same location where it was picked up. Together with ECU Parking, Enterprise CarShare continues to help students, faculty and staff reduce the congestion, fuel consumption and vehicle emissions for a cleaner, greener campus!The Enterprise CarShare vehicles include 2 brand new fuel-efficient vehicles to include: a Honda Civic and a Toyota Corolla! Both vehicles are available on the main campus. One is located in the Mamie Jenkins parking lot, next to the Old Cafeteria Building. The other one is located in the first space in the parking lot in front of Aycock Residence Hall on College Hill.

More information is available here: https://www.enterprisecarshare.com/us/en/programs/university/east-carolina.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:

ECU was selected for a grant from Duke Energy to install three Level 2 EV charging stations in 2017. Two are located on the Main Campus and one is located on the Health Sciences Campus. Anyone with a valid ECU parking permit can use these charging stations for free and vehicles are required to be moved once fully charged or prior to the 4-hour time limit.


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:

Our office is proud to offer bicycle clinics on campus so that any ECU faculty, staff and student that has a bike can enjoy the benefits of services provided during onsite workshops to include:

- Brake Adjustments
- Tire Inspections
- Lubrication of Chains

The workshops will be held on Fridays from 10am to 12pm at the front of the Student Recreation Center. If it's raining, we'll provide the services on the loading dock at the back of the Student Recreation Center. The fall workshops will run during the months of September - November and the spring workshops will run from March - May.

More information is available here: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-admin/parkingandtransportation/bikeworkshops.cfm


Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Source: Chad Carwein, University Sustainability Manager

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