|Submission Date||Nov. 14, 2018|
Ecole de Technologie Superieure
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation
|1.80 / 2.00||
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:
ÉTS has 167 secure indoor bicycle parkings located in the student house, Pavilion A and B. Students and employees must pay a fee of $50 per year to obtain a personnalized padlocked parking. The changing rooms at the Sports Centre are accessible free of charge to all members of the ÉTS community. The women's changing room is equipped with hair dryers. There are also 124 outdoor bicycle parking.
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:
There are short term bicycle parkings all around the campus.
Residences phase 3 and 4 have secure indoor bicycle parkings. Non-resident students are not allowed to put their bicycles there.
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:
Following active collaboration with the city, it was agreed that one of the streets crossing the campus (Murray Street between William and Notre-Dame West Streets) will soon become 100% pedestrianized and that there will be significant traffic mitigation measures on Eleanor Street between William and Notre-Dame West Streets.
In addition, ÉTS actively works with its two home boroughs and the city of Montreal to recommend and ensure the implementation of various measures to improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists travelling on campus.
Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:
ÉTS offers a 20% discount on annual BIXI subscriptions for all members of the ÉTS community. There are also two BIXI multi-user keys that are available to ÉTS employees for their travel during working hours and three BIXI stations on the campus.
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:
In November 2013, ÉTS created a vast and generous Public Transit Incentive Program (PITC) with two components: employees and students. The employee component comes from an agreement between ÉTS, the Société de transport de Montréal (through their Opus & Cie program) and the Réseau de transport métropolitain (through their Opus+ entreprise program), all thanks to close collaboration with the travel management centre: Voyagez Futé! Full-time employees or employees with a one-year contract receive 3 months free with the purchase of an annual subscription to the opus card, there's 1 month granted by the RTM or the STM and 2 months granted by the ÉTS. The student component is the result of an agreement between the Sustainable Development Fund of the ÉTS Student Association and the ÉTS. Students, for their part, are entitled to a discount of $6.75 per month on their STM monthly transit fare.
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:
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:
There is a total of 21 recharging stations. There are 14 electric vehicle recharging stations for employees in the parking lots of the two main pavilions of the ÉTS. There are 7 other recharging stations, intended for the general public, in the parking lot of the Student House. These level 2 recharging stations are designed to charge a hybrid vehicle in 3 hours and an all-electric vehicle in 6 hours. Recharging is 100% free of charge.
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:
The collective agreement of the union of employees of the École de technologie supérieure includes the following article on telecommuting:
OCCASIONAL HOME WORK
The Employer may authorize the employee to carry out her/his occasional service from home.
Where applicable, this authorization must be express and obtained in advance by the employee, who ensures that he/she then declares the hours actually worked to the employer. The employee must remain, during this period, available and reachable within a reasonable time. (p. 112 31.10)
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:
Every summer, employees work 4 days a week instead of 5.
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 price of the parking around the ÉTS is very high and the university is very well served by public transit, which reduces car use.
As well, ÉTS is working with the city, through different working or consulting groups to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. Several projects/initiatives are underway or have been brought to the discussion table (widening sidewalks, making intersections safer, greening the area, increasing the supply of bike paths, etc.).
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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