Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.61
Liaison Makayla Bonney
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

Indiana University Bloomington
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 1.00 Anna Dragovich
Transportation Demand Management Coordinator and Bicycle Manager
Auxiliary Business Services
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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:

No bike share at time of submission.

Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Since 2010, the Zipcar program has offers Hoosiers convenient, cost-effective alternative to owning a car or bringing one to campus. The service helps the university manage the increasing demand for parking and associated congestion while offering students a convenient, economical and environmentally friendly alternative to owning a car. Hybrid, fuel-efficient Zipcars are available for use 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The number of vehicles available for carshare, as well as the number of campus locations, has increased steadily over time as the service has proven successful.

The Indiana University Student Association also launched a Zimride program. The Zimride platform connects IU community members through an easy to use private network that will reduce campus traffic, parking difficulties, and provide substantial cost-savings for the community. Starting April 20, 2010, all IU Bloomington students, faculty and staff can access the IU Zimride system for free at http://www.zimride.com/iub. This program now has over 2000 subscribers.

New in 2018, members of the Hoosier Commute Club now have access to one free hour of Zipcar per month so that they may use sustainable transportation to get to work, but run errands with a vehicle if needed.

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

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

There are compact car spaces in the employee parking garages and motorcycle specific spaces in employee/student lots.

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:

We have two Level 2 chargers as part of a pilot program, available to commuters who purchase an EV hang tag.

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:

In the IU Transportation Demand Management report, we developed a number of plans to increase alternative transportation use, such as the promotion of the Hoosier Commuter Club, which incentivizes staff and faculty to forego a parking pass and provides 10 free daily parking passes for those that join, as well as a plan to raise the cost of parking prices 5% per year for 10 years, and a number of other initiatives. The Transportation Working Group is working on is using the Demand Management report in order to host events in order to address the concerns that people have given regarding sustainable transportation options such as busing and biking.

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

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