Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.55
Liaison Kelsey Beal
Submission Date Jan. 18, 2024

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 the time of submission.

Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:

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, motorcycle-specific spaces in employee/student lots, and dedicated charging spots for EV.

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:
Level 2 chargers available to commuters who purchase an EV hang tag at the following locations:
Cyberinfrastructure Building (Requires a properly displayed valid employee parking permit)
East Parking Garage* (lower level only)
Garage locations
Atwater Parking Garage
East Parking Garage (upper level only)
Fee Lane Parking Garage
Henderson Parking Garage
Forrest Avenue Parking Garage


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 several 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 who 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 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.

The university has guidelines on telecommuting in non-emergency situations, emergency situations, and for off-campus positions. The university does allow telecommuting in non-emergency situations and for off-campus employees when requested and upon reaching a written agreement, so long as the employee can or must perform their responsibilities remotely. Telecommuting is also allowed for employees whose responsibilities can be performed outside the traditional office setting during emergency or adverse situations such as due to weather, a pandemic, or an unsafe working environment. For full guidelines: http://hr.iu.edu/relations/telecommute.html
University polices allow for alternative work arrangements in which staff employees work full time, but in different configurations of hours. Any Staff employee may request to work an alternative work schedule unless the employee's position is excluded either by the operating unit due to operating needs or by university policy. Employees must simply submit a written request to their supervisor and so long as quantity, quality, and timeliness of employee work be maintained, reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate such requests. Such arrangements are not only acceptable, but a potentially positive way to meet the childcare, family care, and other personal needs of employees while still permitting departments to operate efficiently. For full policy: https://policies.iu.edu/policies/hr-06-10-alternative-work-schedules/index.html

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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