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Liaison David Petree
Submission Date Dec. 8, 2015
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Guilford College
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

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Complete Expired David Petree
Director of Environmental Sustainability
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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:

The institution only has outdoor bike storage not lockers. Archdale Hall (LEED Silver) has shower facilities for bicyclists. The Athletic Center has facilities for showering for all faculty, staff and students. There are two covered bike racks.


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 campus currently has 36 bicycle racks associated with all student housing, academic and administrative buildings. Two of the racks are covered. The on-campus bike shop provides limited long-term storage during the summer and Christmas Holidays. Security also provides limited storage for students on study abroad.


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:

The main campus sidewalk system is open only to pedestrians and bicycles. Facilities workers on golf carts have limited access on designated paths.


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:

The institution offers daily, weekly, monthly or semester long rentals through the campus Bike Shop. Also, the institution offers free tune-up service through the on-campus bike shop.


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?:
No

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 Greensboro bus system is student-friendly. For in-town travel one can use the city bus and HEAT (Higher Education Area Transit) bus, and out of town you can use PART (Piedmont Area Rapid Transit). There are even PART buses for longer-distance travel to Winston-Salem, Chapel Hill or Boone


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?:
No

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:

The institution does not have a matching carpool/vanpool program


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:

The institution does not offer this kind of program


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:
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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:

The institution does not offer a telecommute program


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:

The institution does not offer this option for employees


Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:

The college owns ten residential homes on campus that are available for rent to new faculty and staff. Rental agreements are limited in duration so that availability is not heavily restricted.


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:

The college supports through its community-wide information bulletin a means for travelers to connect with other members of the community to ride share when possible.


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