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Liaison Jennifer Asman
Submission Date March 23, 2015
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Georgia State University
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

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Complete Reporter Jennifer Asman
Sustainability Coordinator
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?:
Yes

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

There are lockers at the law school and recreational center. There are also showers at the recreational center. Finally, there are two indoor/underground bike storage locations.


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)?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:
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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:

Students, faculty, and staff can all check out a bike for the day from our Touch the Earth Program with a $20 deposit and Panther ID card. The deposit is returned once the bike is returned. There are currently 15 bikes available for rent.


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):

1) MARTA Breeze Card- Monthly discount available to University students and employees for the MARTA.
2) XPress- GSU provides monthly discount rates for the XPress Commuter Coach Service which gives its riders a reliable, affordable, stress free commute as it brings in students and staff from 30 park and ride lots and delivers them to major employment and education centers, including GSU.
3) Zipcars live on and around the GSU campus. Students, faculty and staff can join Zipcar for a discounted rate of only $25 per year.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip (GRT) program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the GRT 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:

To match University employees in finding other employees with similar searches for optional transportation, 187-RIDE-FIND can be used by Georgia State University employees to find participating fellow coworkers or metro Atlanta workers who live in their immediate areas and who participate in this alternative transportation program for van pools and car pools.


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:

Zipcars live on and around the GSU campus. Students and faculty and staff can join Zipcar for a discounted rate of only $25 per year. GSU also participates in Ride Find that matches employees who participate in this alternative transportation program for van pools and car pools.


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 City of Atlanta led the nation with a 52 percent increase in 2013 EV sales* from the third to the fourth quarter according to ChargePoint.com. To meet the community’s growing demand, Georgia State University introduced and installed EV charging stations for the first time two years ago. In May of this year, Georgia State University replaced its previous EV charging station vendor with the more affordable ChargePoint charging stations to better serve EV drivers on campus.

ChargePoint* is the largest and most open EV charging network in the world, and offers more affordable pricing structures than the previous charging station vendor on campus. Conveniently located in the bottom of G Deck (Collins Street entrance), lower M Deck entrance, and at the W Lot, the ChargePoint charging rate is just $1.00 per hour for the first four hours, and $5.00 for each additional hour thereafter.


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:

N/A


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:

N/A


Does the institution have other incentives or programs to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
No

A brief description of other sustainable transportation initiatives and programs:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable transportation program(s) is available:
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