Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.20
Liaison Kimberly Williams
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

George Washington University
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Destiny Jackson
Transportation and Parking Services Manager
Business and Auxiliary Services
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Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

In partnership with Capital Bikeshare, a program run through the city of Washington DC, GW currently offers 121 bicycles to staff and students in multiple locations on campus. There are an additional 135 bicycles also through this program available within a short walk from campus. The stations near GW are some of the busiest in the bikeshare network. GW subsidizes Capital Bikeshare memberships for GW staff and faculty to encourage more sustainable commuting. Additionally, multiple other bikeshare programs are available and accessible to GW students, faculty, and staff such as MoBike, LimeBike, ofo, Jump, and Spin.

Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:

GW partners with ZipCar and Penske to provide discounted ride share options to our faculty, staff and students. GW also partners with Car to Go to provide students a discounted rate to their rental. Penske will provide four Volkswagen Jettas on campus.

Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

There are reserved spaces for compact vehicles that are closest to the elevators. There are also reserved spaces for vehicle charging stations.

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:

In Spring 2012, GW installed an electric vehicle charging station in its Academic Center Parking Garage. The university received the station, which is also registered through the ChargePoint Network, free of charge through a Department of Energy grant. GW's electric vehicle charging station network expanded in January 2015 with the addition of seven new EV charging stations to underground parking facilities located at the institution's recently opened Science & Engineering Hall as well as another charging station at the Law Learning Center that same year.

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 have other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:

A brief description of other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting:

In addition of academic buildings on campus GW is offering transportation kiosks to promote the diverse transportation options available to the GW community. In the Science and Engineering Hall a kiosk now offers real-time transportation data, allowing the users to identify the most efficient method of transportation.

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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