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Liaison Ruth Miller
Submission Date March 7, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Gettysburg College
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jim Biesecker
Director of Facilites Planning & Management
Facilities Services Office
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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:

Bicycle racks are provided near all campus owned dorms. These bike racks are typically covered by a pavilion, although some are outside, and some are located inside of the building. Students must provide their own bike locks.

Bikes can be registered with the Department of Public Safety. Each is given its own number and a sticker is placed on the bike to identify it. This helps to prevent bike theft and allows security to quickly identify the owner of the bike. This program is optional.

Due to the small size of our campus, it is unnecessary to provide shower or locker facilities for bicycle commuters.


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:

There are bike racks located outside academic buildings, as well as near all residence halls on campus. Several are indoor rooms, some have roofs covering the racks, and some are outdoor and open. The facilities vary based on where you are on campus.


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?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

The College is investigating starting a program to address interest by students.


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):

Gettysburg College operates a year round shuttle system for students to travel to mass transit sites as well as opportunities for day trips to Washington DC. These services are all offered at reduced rates to encourage shuttle travel. This program is subsidized by the College.

http://www.gettysburg.edu/about/offices/fa/transportation/shuttle_service.dot

Gettysburg contracts with the Freedom Transit bus company to provide transport for students. The trolley is free with a student ID. The Freedom Transit makes frequent stops to movie theaters, restaurants, shopping areas, and medical facilities.

http://www.ridethetrolley.com/


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:

However, students can always contact the Department of Public Safety (DPS) if they are in need of transportation help.


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:

Students are encouraged to share ride information so that they may carpool to and from their hometowns through a site on the college's web site, deemed "the carpool board".


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:

We are currently (seriously) pursuing a car share program for the college.


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:

The college has several stations; however they are only open for Facilities Services Department and Information Technology (IT) use.


Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
Yes

A brief description of the telecommuting program:

A few positions are offered in this manner.


Does the institution offer a condensed work week option for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week program:

There are opportunities for some employees to work on a 4 day work week.


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:

The college works with employees to find available local housing but does not offer any incentives to stay in town.


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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