|Submission Date||March 30, 2018|
Eastern Kentucky University
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation
|1.20 / 2.00||
Office of Sustainability
Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:
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)?:
A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:
Bike racks are available near the entrance of most campus buildings and all residence halls. EKU provides students with a bike room in the South Hall residence hall.
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?:
A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:
EKU outlines proper bicycle use procedures on the Campus Rec webpage: http://rec-dev.eku.edu/bicycle-safety-forms#_ga=2.30961526.89464325.1518441558-1716650205.1512748340
Rules regarding bicycle parking is also available on the EKU Parking webpage: http://parking.eku.edu/bicycles
Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:
EKU partners with LimeBike to provide dockless bikesharing to all campus users.
Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
A brief description of the mass transit programs:
The Big E Shuttle service is free to all campus users and shuttles individuals around campus and the surrounding areas.
Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:
Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:
A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:
EKU Rides (rides.eku.edu) is a partnership program with Zimrides, by Enterprise that helps connect individuals on similar commutes or in need of a ride with a driver traveling that same route. It is free to use and available to anyone who signs up using an eku.edu email address. In addition, anyone who chooses to carpool may utilize preffered parking designated for carpooling where parking exists in specific lots on campus.
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?:
A brief description of the car sharing program:
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:
EKU provides free access to two Level 2 charging stations within the parking garage on campus. Charging access is available to anyone driving a vehicle on campus with a valid parking permit or ticket.
Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
A brief description of the telecommuting program:
Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
A brief description of the condensed work week option:
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:
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)?:
A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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