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Liaison Stephanie Foster
Submission Date Nov. 18, 2014
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George Brown College
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Stephanie Foster
Green Team/Sustainability Coordinator
George Brown College
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
No

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:
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Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking (e.g. racks) within 50 ft (15 m) of all occupied, non-residential buildings and make long-term bicycle storage available within 330 ft (100 m) of all residence halls (if applicable)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

The College has ample bicycle rack parking adjacent to buildings at all campuses. At the Waterfront Campus outdoor cycle parking is augmented with 200 spots in the underground parking. A web-resource with maps showing the location of bicycle racks at all campuses is available at: http://www.georgebrown.ca/about/sustainability/appliedresearch/greenplan/sustainable-transportation/


Does the institution have a “complete streets” or bicycle accommodation policy (or adhere to a local community policy) and/or have a continuous network of dedicated bicycle and pedestrian paths and lanes?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle/pedestrian policy and/or network:
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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:

All interested students receive a discounted membership in Bike Share Toronto.


Is the institution certified as a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists (U.S.) or under a similar third party certification covering non-motorized transportation?:
No

A brief description of the certification, including date certified and level:
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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 program(s), including availability, participation levels, and specifics about discounts or subsidies offered (including pre-tax options):

The College offers all staff a discounted 12-month Metropass to save $192 a year. For more information visit this link from the Finance and Business Services section on Insite, under the Payroll Department: https://insite.georgebrown.ca/finance/

The Student Association, in partnership with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), sells Metropasses to students and staff of George Brown College at a reduced rate.


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

A brief description of the GRT program:

As part of the College's participation in the City of Toronto's Smart Commute program, if employees have an unforeseen emergency on any day they used a sustainable method to commute to work, they can request reimbursement of up to $75 for emergency transportation costs. (http://www.smartcommute.ca/en/more-options/emergency-ride-home-cms)


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:

George Brown’s Car Pool Zone is for College employees and students. .
The Carpool Zone is a free on-line service that helps you find colleagues from George Brown and other participating organizations to share a ride. You can find a Carpool Match in three easy steps. www.carpoolzone.ca


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:

The College has an affiliation with AutoShare as part of off-campus discounts available to alumni and staff of the college (http://www.georgebrown.ca/alumni/off-campus_benefits/)


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:

The are eight electric vehicle recharging stations located at the Waterfront Campus?


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 for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
No

A brief description of the condensed work week program:
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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 have other incentives or programs to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
Yes

A brief description of other sustainable transportation initiatives and programs:

Bike to Work Week
Bike Maintenance and Cycling Skills Workshops


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable transportation program(s) is available:

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