Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 64.43
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jay Joyce
Assistant Director -Transportation & Parking Project Development
Parking and Transportation Services
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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:

Buildings with showers/storage facilities
- HITS: storage and showers
- Walther Hall: storage and showers
- Rotary: storage and showers
- Lockefield Village: storage and showers
- Hine Hall: storage
- University Hall: showers
- NIFS (campus recreation partner): facilities for bicycle commuters on a membership basis which includes a kit locker, shower access and sauna, whirlpool, steam room access in addition to secure bike lockers. More information: http://www.nifs.org/membership-at-nifs/bike-commuter-membership/

There are also bike racks throughout campus: http://www.parking.iupui.edu/downloads/IUPUI-Parking-BikeRacks-200801.pdf


Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking (e.g. racks) within 50 ft (15 m) of all occupied, non-residential buildings and make long-term bicycle storage available within 330 ft (100 m) of all residence halls (if applicable)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

IUPUI has bike racks throughout campus, as well as storage units. A map of racks and storage facilites can be found here: http://www.parking.iupui.edu/downloads/IUPUI-Parking-BikeRacks-200801.pdf

Additionally, there are three bicycle maintenance stations for bike fixes outside of the following buildings:
- Campus Center
- Hine Hall
- SPEA


Does the institution have a “complete streets” or bicycle accommodation policy (or adhere to a local community policy) and/or have a continuous network of dedicated bicycle and pedestrian paths and lanes?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle/pedestrian policy and/or network:

The City of Indianapolis adopted a complete streets policy in 2012:
"The ordinance defines a complete street as one that is designed and operated to enable safe access for all users: Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and public transportation users of all ages and abilities are able to safely move along and across a street. The policy ensures that public and private entities plan for all transportation modes when
developing a new land use or right-of-way projects."
See full ordinance here: http://www.indy.gov/eGov/Council/Proposals/Documents/2012/PROP12-208.pdf

The IUPUI Master Plan contains a detailed description of the campus efforts to incorporate bicycle and foot traffic into the campus culture. Some of these feature include overhead skywalks, incorporation of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, bicycle lanes, and improvements in landscape (including tree coverage) to make pedestrian areas more appealing. Master Plan can be accessed here: http://masterplan.indiana.edu/iupui/IUPUI_Master_Plan.pdf


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:

IUPUI has partnered with the Indiana Pacers BikeShare program (Indianapolis' city-wide bike share program) to install two bike hub locations at Gateway Garage and near Campus Center. More details: https://www.pacersbikeshare.org/


Is the institution certified as a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists (U.S.) or under a similar third party certification covering non-motorized transportation?:
No

A brief description of the certification, including date certified and level:

N/A


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 program(s), including availability, participation levels, and specifics about discounts or subsidies offered (including pre-tax options):

IUPUI and IndyGo have partnered to provide current IUPUI students with an S pass that allows students to ride any of IndyGo’s 27 fixed routes including the Red Line. IUPUI students may obtain an S Pass for $30 at the Jagtag office located on the second floor of the Campus Center. The partnership between IUPUI and IndyGo was established to provide students with an extremely affordable mode of transportation to school, home and work. A standard monthly IndyGo pass costs $60.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip (GRT) program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the GRT program:

- IUPUI has partnered with Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CIRTA) and their Commuter Connect program. Emergency Ride Home (ERH) is a service provided by Commuter Connect for all qualified carpoolers, vanpoolers, walkers, bikers, and transit riders working for the university.
- SafeWalk is a service available to all IUPUI students and staff as an alternative to walking alone at night for no cost. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. More information: https://www.parking.iupui.edu/pages/emergency/emergency.asp
- Motorist Assistance is a service available to all IUPUI students and staff. Service provided are free and include jump starts, flat tire changes, and gasoline assistance. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. More information: https://www.parking.iupui.edu/pages/emergency/emergency.asp


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:

IUPUI is partnered with the Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CIRTA) in their Commuter Connect program. The Commuter Connect program teams with central Indiana county employers to find alternate transportation options for their employees. These options include carpooling, vanpooling, transit, biking, and walking.


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 Zipcar program offers the IUPUI community 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.


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:

IUPUI has very few EV charging stations in the Gateway Garage that are accessible to students, employees, and visitors.

There are also two EV charging stations for university vehicles only.


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:

University polices allow for alternative work arrangements in which Staff employees work full time, but in different configurations of hours. 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 in an efficient manner. In addition, departments that experience limitations of physical space or equipment may find this type of scheduling to their advantage.

Telecommuting- Telecommuting is work performed outside the customary office setting during part or all of the week and may be appropriate for some employees and some work.


Does the institution offer a condensed work week option for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week program:

University polices allow for alternative work arrangements in which Staff employees work full time, but in different configurations of hours. 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 in an efficient manner. In addition, departments that experience limitations of physical space or equipment may find this type of scheduling to their advantage.

Alternate work schedule- Employees work hours different from the standard scheduled hours of the operating unit such as a condensed work week (e.g., four, ten-hour days) on a fixed, regular basis.


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:

N/A


Does the institution have other incentives or programs to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
Yes

A brief description of other sustainable transportation initiatives and programs:

University polices allow for alternative work arrangements in which Staff employees work full time, but in different configurations of hours. 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 in an efficient manner. In addition, departments that experience limitations of physical space or equipment may find this type of scheduling to their advantage. Alternate work schedule- Employees work hours different from the standard scheduled hours of the operating unit such as a condensed work week (e.g., four, ten-hour days) on a fixed, regular basis.


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable transportation program(s) is available:

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