Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.01
Liaison Lindsay Walker
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2023

STARS v2.2

Humber College
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Lindsay Walker
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

Humber has partnered up with Toronto Bike Share and is active at our Lakeshore campus. Bike Share Toronto is a fun, flexible and cost-effective way to navigate the city of Toronto. Humber student and staff are eligible to buy a pass or become a member at a station kiosk or by downloading the PBSC app to access 3,750 bikes and 360 stations across 75 square kilometres of the city. To retrieve your bike, members will receive a 5-digit code from the station kiosk upon purchase or via the PBSC app, where you are then able to enter your code into a dock with an available bike to unlock and ride. Finally, bikers will be able enjoy unlimited 30 or 45 minute, station-to-station trips while the pass is active. A Bike Share station is available at the Lakeshore campus and Humber staff can receive a 20% discount on yearly memberships when they sign up with their Humber email.

Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Humber has partnered up with Enterprise to produce a car sharing program. Faculty, staff and students can become members of Enterprise CarShare for only an annual fee of $1 and drive cars starting at $6/hr, gas and insurance included. Enterprise CarShare is an automated way to rent a vehicle by the hour, the day, or overnight. Vehicles are available 24/7 and a variety of makes and models are parked on Humber Campus (North and Lakeshore) as well as throughout the GTA. The cars can be picked up in front of the North Campus student residence in Parking Lot 1 and just south of the walkway connecting Lakeshore West to Lakeshore East in Parking Lot 1. Because of the pandemic, this program was put on a hiatus. More information can be found here: (enterprisecarshare.ca)

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

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

Electric vehicles get preferential parking in most Humber-run parking lots, as well as on the first floor of the new Commuter Hub parking garage at North campus closest to the exit in the new parking garage. Electric Vehicle owners also get 4 free hours of charging every time they visit campus.

Smart Commute is an carpooling project that started in the fall of 2022. Carpool vehicles will get preferential parking close to entrances at most buildings with adjacent parking lots. To use the EV Chargers, users will have to download the ChargePoint app and enter your credit card information. You will not be charged for the first four hours of complimentary charging.

After four hours, users will be billed $5.00 for each hour or partial hour of additional charging.

Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

Humber College has a total of 13 dual-port Electric Vehicle chargers set up in most campus parking lots:
North Campus (Lot 9)
- 2 dual-port charging stations
North Campus (Commuter Hub)
- 8 dual-port charging stations
Carrier Drive
- 1 dual-port charging station
Lakeshore Campus (Welcome Centre)
- 2 dual-port charging stations

At Humber, all the EV chargers are Level 2 charging stations - they provide up to an 80 per cent charge after four hours. As a result, Humber will encourage drivers to share charging stations by moving their EVs to a regular, parking spot after four hours of free charging. All EV charging stations are accessible to student and employee commuters as they are in open parking lot spaces.

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

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

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?:

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:

ith nearly 80,000 full and part-time students travelling to and from campus on a regular basis, transportation management is a major focus at Humber. We actively support energy-efficient forms of transportation, such as public transit, bicycle commuting and carpooling.

By managing transportation demand; reducing traffic congestion; and enhancing campus security, we are steadily improving our environmental outcomes and making our campus cleaner and safer for the Humber community.

We are working with the City of Toronto and Smart Commute to improve sustainable transportation for the Humber Community (student and staff) with a new and improved carpool plan. Smart Commute offers a free app to help you explore your options for sustainable travel across the Greater Toronto Area. The app lets you:
- Find a carpool match within the Humber community,
- Plan and track your carpool, transit, walking and cycling trips
- Join a network of GTHA commuters through your workplace or organization
- Take advantage of program benefits including workplace travel support

Humber is actively in construction with Metrolinx to bring a Light Rail Transit (LRT) system to campus in the near future.

The bus loop at the North campus sees over 1,200 buses each day. The bus loop has improved the transportation network and created more space for pedestrian walkways.

Humber promotes active transportation by offering many bike racks across campus as well as a secure bike room where students can safely store their bikes or scooters in. Both campuses also have bike repair stations that offer standard tools like a bike pump, hex key, wrench and bike stand.

Furthermore, Humber Lakeshore campus partners with Bike Share Toronto to offer a fleet of bikes that students can rent in 30–45-minute intervals.

Humber hosts an annual Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Photo day for students to incentivize the use of public and sustainable transportation at a lowered cost to the community. For one day, students are welcome to obtain their TTC Postsecondary Student ID at both North and Lakeshore campuses. With the ID, student are eligible to receive a discount on their monthly TTC passes to travel anywhere in Toronto.

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