Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.33
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date Nov. 1, 2022

STARS v2.2

Gettysburg College
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 1.00 Jim Biesecker
Associate Vice President of Facilities Planning & Management
Facilities Services
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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:

There is a new bike-share program that is comprised of 10 bicycles, and students and employees can check out the bikes for free using an app.


Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
No

A brief description of the car sharing program:

The College had a program with ZIP car from 2017 until COVID. Zip Car removed the vehicles since we had no activity on campus. Actively pursuing options with them again.


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

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

There are more conveniently located parking spaces reserved for vehicles that are fuel efficient.


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:

Four electric vehicle charging stations have been installed in the new Constitution West parking lot by the Central Energy Plant for use by the general public.


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

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:

The college offers daily shuttles for students and employees to mass transit locations to reduce the need for personal vehicles, as well as provides free use of the local Freedom Transit shuttle service to access local businesses, medical centers, and tourist attractions. There are also 4 free bicycle repair stations available on campus for use by the general public, as well as more convenient parking locations for fuel efficient vehicles.


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