Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Marcela Marín Arias
Submission Date Sept. 17, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Marcela Marín Arias
Coordinadora Sistema de Gestión Ambiental
Ciencias Ambientales y de la Construcción
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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:

All ITM campuses have bicycle parking for students and employees.


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)?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

Not applicable


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?:
Yes

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

Our Sustainable Mobility Plan includes strategies for bicycle and pedestrian access to ITM campuses; for example, the expansion of pedestrian areas to enter the institution and the adaptation of bicycle parking.


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:

In Medellín there is a program called Encicla, which is a public and free bicycle service for commuters. Encicla stations are located near different ITM campuses. At these stations, students, faculty, and employees can borrow the bicycles for free.


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 student transport program, operated by Medellín Department of Education, offers two types of benefits:
1. Student bus pass: Implemented thanks to the contributions of several transportation companies in the metropolitan area as part of their corporate social responsibility.
2. Student Metro pass: A contribution by Metro de Medellín for our students.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:

One of the strategies in our Sustainable Mobility Plan is promoting carpooling. We are currently conducting a study about it, which is in the implementation stage


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:

Our Sustainable Mobility Plan includes strategies to promote carpooling as a means of transportation for students and employees.


Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
No

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:
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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:

Currently, we have a telecommuting pilot program with a group of employees who do not work in customer service.


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)?:
Yes

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

Currently, the ITM is implementing (Colombian) Law 1811 of 2016, “an act to grant incentives to promote the use of bicycles in the national territory and modify the national traffic code.”
Likewise, in order to reduce commuting at lunch time, the institution is promoting a program called “Stay at noon”. Its objective is that faculty, students, and employees use the green areas, swimming pools, saunas, Turkish baths, and gym of the institution at lunchtime.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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