Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 43.02
Liaison Tanja Srebotnjak
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Harvey Mudd College
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.40 / 2.00 Joel Peterson
Assistant Vice President for Capital Projects and Facilities
Facilities and Maintenance
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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 college does not have designated, secure bicycle storage for commuters. There are, however, bike racks adjacent to nearly all buildings on campus.


Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking for all occupied buildings and makes long-term bicycle storage available for students who live on-site (if applicable)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

There are bicycle racks and skateboard racks available adjacent to, or inside, every building on campus. Students who live on-site are welcome to keep their bicycles in their rooms, or may use bicycle racks outside of their residence halls.


Does the institution have a bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy (or adhere to a local community plan/policy) that sets standards and practices for campus streets to enable safe access for all users?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:

Harvey Mudd College does not have a written or explicit bicycle/pedestrian plan or policy, but there are de facto community standards and practices in regards to bicycle use and pedestrian safety. For instance, there are designated "No Wheels" Zones in high traffic areas on campus to prevent collisions.


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:

Harvey Mudd College, as as well as the rest of the Claremont Colleges, have partnered with ofo bikeshare to pilot a dockless bikeshare program on campus. In spring 2018, over 100 bikes were brought to the Claremont Colleges and have been used by students, staff, and faculty from Harvey Mudd College and the other Claremont Colleges. The data from their usage will be analyzed at the conclusion of the term to determine the success of the pilot, identify hotspots across the Colleges, and determine if additional ofo bikes need to be brought to the campuses.


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 programs:

As of spring 2018, the Claremont Colleges teamed up with local bus operator Foothill Transit to provide free class passes for students, faculty, and staff. These allow for free rides on all Foothill Transit bus routes.


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

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip 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:

Harvey Mudd College offers a Rideshare Incentives program that is available for faculty, staff, and students working on campus. They are eligible to receive $2.00 added to their paychecks for each day they report using alternative transportation to get to work (e.g., carpool, walk, bike, or public transit).


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:
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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:

Harvey Mudd College has an EV recharging station available in the northwest parking lot on campus. The station is a dual port ChargePoint system that can charge two vehicles simultaneously using J1772 connectors.


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:
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Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
No

A brief description of the condensed work week option:
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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:
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Does the institution employ other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting (e.g. preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles, cash-out of parking programs)?:
Yes

A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:

In a couple of parking lots, there is designated/preferred parking for fuel efficient/electric vehicles that is in closer proximity to adjacent buildings.


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