Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.49
Liaison Amy Elvidge
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Emerson College
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tricia Kennedy
Senior Benefits and Compensation Specialist
Human Resources
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

Emerson College offers two bike parking spaces for members of its community who require a secure space to lock their bikes. Shower facilities and lockers are located in our gym, which is open to all students, staff and faculty.


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)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

Emerson College offers two indoor heated and secured bike parking spaces for members of its community who require a secure space to lock their bikes. More than 120 bikes can be stored comfortably inside the two centralized locations.

http://www.emerson.edu/about-emerson/offices-departments/property-management/bicycle-parking


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?:
Yes

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

The campus is located in downtown Boston and is supported by the city's plan and policies to enable safe access for all users.

https://www.boston.gov/departments/boston-bikes


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:

The campus participates in the local Hubway bike sharing program, which has bike rental and return stations throughout the city and surrounding neighborhoods. Three stations are located on the campus border.


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:

All public transit passes can be purchased pre-tax through the college.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:

Emerson partners with MassRides for the guaranteed return trip program for those that use alternative transit. Users are eligible to use the guaranteed return trip for:

- Illness or crisis of the participant or that of a family member
- Unexpected request of supervisor to work past regular schedule without advance notice
- Driver of carpool or vanpool had to leave due to an emergency, leaving you without a ride home

The Guaranteed Ride Home is not meant for:
- Personal errands, pre-planned medical appointments
- Work-related travel
- Working late without manager’s request
- Early departures due to weather conditions

Users may take a taxi, app ride (e.g. Uber, Lyft) or another service and submit their receipts to our HR department for reimbursement from MassRides.


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:

Emerson participates in NuRide, a ride sharing service supported by Mass Department of Transportation. Emerson employees can enter their pick up and drop off commuting location into NuRide's database and find ride sharing partners nearby that follow the same commuting schedule. Participants are rewarded with points for carpooling and using public transit. Points can be redeemed for restaurant coupons, retailer discounts, and tickets to shows & attractions.

https://nuride.com/


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:

Emerson participates in ZipCar and Enterprise car sharing. Emerson offers discounted memberships for both programs.


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 are two community 'charge point' charging stations located near the campus border.


Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
Yes

A brief description of the telecommuting program:

We offer telecommuting between our LA and Boston campus for leadership meetings.


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)?:
No

A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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