Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.50
Liaison Elaine Durr
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Elon University
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Elaine Durr
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Bike racks are provided within 50 feet of at least one entrance of most buildings on campus. However, indoor and secure bike storage is not provided. Shower facilities and lockers are available for bicycle commuters in the Koury Athletic Center.


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)?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

Bike racks are provided within 50 feet of at least one entrance of most buildings on campus, including residential buildings.


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?:
No

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

There is an extensive network of sidewalks throughout campus, which cyclists and pedestrians share.
One of the foundational principles of the campus master plan is a connected and coherent campus. The master plan strengthens and integrates circulation across campus.
Elon University is located in the Town of Elon, which has a complete streets policy for new road construction. The Town's Bicycle, Pedestrian and Lighting Plan 2017 Update includes a recommendation to adopt a complete streets policy for existing road reconstruction, in addition to new construction.


Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

Elon has a bike rental program through Campus Recreation. Students can rent bikes by the semester or year.
Elon's SGA piloted a bike share program (10 bikes) on campus for a year starting in February 2017. The pilot was not continued.


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 Elon BioBus System consists of several routes available to students, faculty, staff and community members. The buses run on biofuel. The Outer Loop A, B, and West Line routes service local apartment complexes. The Danieley Center Tram services a core campus living facility. The University Drive Line offers service to local shopping and entertainment centers, including a grocery store and movie theater. The Downtown/East Burlington route provides service to downtown businesses as well as over 25 community partners where students perform community service.
All routes are free and open to the public.


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:

Elon facilitates carpooling through Share the Ride NC with an Elon specific website that helps users find carpool partners.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Elon has had a car sharing program on campus since October of 2007. There are currently three vehicles on campus.


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:

There is an electric recharging station with two outlets in the McMichael parking lot that is accessible to all members of the community.
Elon also has a Tesla Connector/Charging Station located in the Inman Admissions Welcome Center parking lot.


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:
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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:
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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)?:
Yes

A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:

There is preferred parking for low-emitting fuel efficient vehicles in several parking lots on campus.


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