Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.30
Liaison Scott Morgan
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Evergreen State College, The
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sam Alfieri
Sustainability Analyst
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?:

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

Covered bicycle racks and secure equipment lockers are located throughout the main campus. There are also two compressed air pump stations on main campus. Campus Recreation Center showers are available for morning use by commuter, and a shower room with lockers available are also located on the bottom floor of the Lab I building.


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 is covered bike parking just outside all residential buildings, along with covered and uncovered bike racks next to all campus classroom and activity 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?:

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

Campus buildings and areas are connected by a network of paved bicycle and pedestrian paths, and multi-purpose walkways/service roads.

Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

Bikes, helmets, and locks are available to on-campus residents for free check out. The bike frames were made locally by an Evergreen alum and the bikes were assembled by current students. The program was funded through Evergreen’s student clean energy fee.

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:

Evergreen students and employees are able to ride local transit for free with a current ID. Evergreen has also contracted with our local Transit authority to provide late night (10 pm) service for evening classes, and the Nightline shuttle (midnight to 3 am service on Friday and Saturdays, 11:30 pm service on Sundays) between downtown and campus during the academic year.

Student passes are supported by a student fee. Staff and Faculty passes are supported by a commute trip reduction program for state employees.

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:

The SAFE-Ride program (State Agency Free Emergency Ride Program) is designed to make sure employees who used a commute alternative to get to work are not stranded
if an emergency occurs, the employee or a member of their family gets sick, an employee is asked to work late, or their carpool or vanpool driver has to leave early. The SAFE-Ride program provides Yellow Cab taxi service (up to 65 miles one way) to home from the College at no cost for the employee.

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:

Evergreen utilizes on-line ride share matching to help commuters match rides or form carpools. Our transit authority also provides van pool opportunities for permanent employees.

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:

Zipcar is on site.

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:

The college provides Level Two (220-volt) charging stations on the east side of C-Lot. The stations are part of the Blink network.

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:

Evergreen supports flexible scheduling, including alternative work schedules and telecommuting, to encourage commute reduction and support employees' diverse needs needs. Telecommuting is encouraged as an option for all Washington state agencies. Evergreen does not have a formal policy and telecommuting options are considered on a case by case basis.


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:

Flexible schedules are available for some positions. All alternative work arrangements must be agreed upon between the employee and his/her supervisor and approved by upper management.


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:

Parking Passport - the Parking Passport entitles employees who commonly use alternative modes of transportation to park for free for up to 44 days per year.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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