Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.54
Liaison Elaine Durr
Submission Date Feb. 19, 2020

STARS v2.2

Elon University
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 1.00 Elaine Durr
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Elon has had a car sharing program on campus since October of 2007.

Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

There is preferred parking for low-emitting fuel efficient vehicles in several parking lots 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?:

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

There is a Level 2 electric recharging station with two outlets in the McMichael parking lot and a single outlet Level 2 station in the parking lot east of McMichael that are 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 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 have other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:

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:

Elon has a bike rental program through Campus Recreation & Wellness. Students can rent bikes by the semester or year. Bike racks are provided within 50 feet of at least one entrance of most buildings on campus, including residential buildings. There is an extensive network of sidewalks throughout campus, which cyclists and pedestrians share.
Elon facilitates carpooling through Share the Ride NC with an Elon specific website that helps users find carpool partners.
The university operates the BioBus system, which consists of several routes available to students, faculty, staff and community members. The buses run on B10 bio-diesel. 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.
Elon Law students can utilize the local, municipal bus system for free.
In Spring 2020, Elon started a pilot Emergency Ride Home Program to reimburse eligible faculty/staff commuters for a qualified emergency ride home from work a maximum of four times in a fiscal year.

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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