Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.98
Liaison Michael Amadori
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.40 / 2.00 Michael Amadori
Sustainability Manager
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:

The Bristol Field House and Winn-Seeley Gymnasium have all the necessary facilities for convenient bicycle commuting. In addition, the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts is bike commuter friendly as per LEED specifications.


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:

Bicycle racks are located conveniently throughout campus near offices, classrooms, and residential buildings. Long-term bicycle storage is located in basement areas and near entryways of several major 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?:
No

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

The Colleges maintain a fleet of approximately 30 bikes as part of the Yellow Bike program, managed by the Office of Sustainability. The bikes are offered to students for an entire semester in exchange for a deposit. Students receive their deposit back when the bike is returned in good condition. The Yellow Bike Program also offers helmets and bike locks for rental.


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:

The Colleges have a free shuttle service that has a number of stops both on campus and in the surrounding community (shopping, events, and dining areas). This service is used predominately by students.

At request from employees, the Colleges have partnered with the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (also known as the Regional Transit Service [RTS]) to provide employees a discounted public transportation option from the nearby cities of Canandaigua (approx. 12 miles) and Rochester (approx. 33 miles). Although they make up a small percentage of total employees, several employees utilize this service that would otherwise be driving vehicles, most likely single occupancy. The Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority oversees public transportation in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne and Wyoming counties.


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?:
No

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:
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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:

The Colleges host two Zipcars and actively promote the service to students, faculty, and staff.


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:

In April 2014, the Colleges installed a Leviton evr-green Dual Port Level 2 Charging Station that can charge two vehicles simultaneously.


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:

The Colleges allows non-essential employees the option to work from home on occasion with permission from senior staff supervisor overseeing the department. Several departments/institutions on campus have taken advantage of this opportunity, including the Finger Lakes Institute staff.


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)?:
No

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