Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.65
Liaison Laura Bain
Submission Date Jan. 19, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Furman University
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.40 / 2.00 Laura Bain
Associate Director of Sustainability Assessment
David E. Shi Center for Sustainability
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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:

Showers, lockers, and bike storage racks are co-located in at least two buildings on campus (PAC and Hipp Hall).


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 storage racks are available at all occupied buildings and long-term storage is available over the summer for all students.


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:

All of campus is accessible by a walking and/or biking path. University policies require vehicles and bicycles to follow state traffic laws and yield to pedestrians.


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:

Paladins on Bikes is a semester-long bike rental program open to all students. Furman also uses SPIN, a dock-less bike share program that requires an app to unlock a bike. There are currently 100 SPIN bikes in use on campus.


Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
No

A brief description of the mass transit programs:
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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?:
No

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

There are two electric vehicle charging stations located at the Hartness Welcome Center (admissions) and six located in the Chapel 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)?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week option:

In accordance with University Policy 858.1 C 7 (Time Worked/Time Off for Support Personnel), employees may arrange their work day with their respective supervisor's approval.

Flexible Work Schedule: With the supervisor's approval, support employees may arrange their workday to meet their individual needs as long as the following guidelines are met:

a. Schedules must be approved in advance by the responsible supervisor.
b. Schedules must be arranged so that the total number of hours the employee works per week is the same as the total number of hours in his or her regular workweek.


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:

A yearly bike commuter challenge encourages staff and faculty to commute by bike for as many days as possible during the month of April.


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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