Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Kathleen Hilimire
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Fort Lewis College
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Rachel Landis
Coordinator
Environmental Center
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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:

Each of FLC's LEED certified buildings earned LEED credits for bicycle facilities. Animas Hall has 30 secure bicycle storage spaces, Berndt Hall has 20, and the Student Union Addition has 33. Each building also has a shower and changing room accessible to cyclists.


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:

Bicycle racks around campus serve as both short-term and long-term bicycle storage. Locks are never cut and bicycles are never removed from racks until the end of the school year in the summer.


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:

A network of pedestrian pathways on campus gives access to all campus buildings, as well as a central bus stop that connects campus to the local public transit system. Cyclists are allowed to use all campus pathways, and bike racks installed on the fronts of the local buses allow for a seamless transition from campus to public transit.


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:

Outdoor Pursuits, a campus organization for outdoor adventure and recreation, runs a bike-share program that offers a variety of different types of bikes available for week-long rentals, as well as a bike washing and repair station for all campus occupants.


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 students are eligible to receive free local public transit passes, which are included in their student fees. All faculty and staff are eligible to receive reduced-price local public transit passes.


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:

FLC is located at the top of a road with a steep incline. The Buddy Stop program on campus is a carpool program that developed organically where students gather to share rides up and down this hill. Drivers pick up and drop off pedestrians at either end of the slope, allowing them to utilize alternative transportation methods without the steep climb becoming an obstacle.


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?:
No

A brief description of the car sharing program:
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Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
No

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:
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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:

FLC earned LEED credits for the implementation of their Green Parking Passes program, which offers reduced-price permits for campus-wide parking to drivers with low-emission and high-fuel-efficiency vehicles that qualify under LEED standards.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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