|Submission Date||Dec. 7, 2016|
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation
|1.80 / 2.00||
Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:
The LEED Platinum-certified Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise features a restroom with shower facility especially for bike commuters. There are lockers in the Park Center building which may be used by students or faculty/staff to store personal items. There are bike racks outside this facility which can be used to secure bikes. Faculty may also bring their bike indoors and store it securely in their office.
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)?:
A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:
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?:
A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:
The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management. Our streets, lots and bike parking are maintained to provide safe access to all.
Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:
Environmental club currently runs the Ithaca Bike Share program.
Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
A brief description of the mass transit programs:
The school offers subsidized bus passes to students. Students receive 30% of 15-ride, monthly, and semester long passes. Faculty and staff ride the bus system for free, their passes are 100% subsidized.
Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:
Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:
A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:
Ithaca College worked with a local consortium of partners (Cornell University, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council, Tompkins County Department of Social Services, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County's Way2Go program, and Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit) and Zimride to create a community-wide ridematching system that meets multiple needs, including carpool commuting matches, as well as one-ride matches for local errands and shopping and student weekend/vacation trips home.
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?:
A brief description of the car sharing program:
Yes, Ithaca College partnered with Cornell University, the City of Ithaca, the Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council, and EcoVillage to develop Ithacas Carshare, a local independent carshare organization. This carsharing program offers discounts to students, faculty and staff at the school. Ithaca CarShare offers 2 options for membership, a "Just-in-case" and a "It's my car" membership. One of the Ithaca Carshare fleet of more than a dozen vehicles is permanently located in a dedicated parking space on the Ithaca College campus.
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 are working to install several stations in 2017.
Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
A brief description of the telecommuting program:
As part of the Flex-Work program, the College does allow telecommuting as one of the options.
Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
A brief description of the condensed work week option:
The institution offers a flexible work week available to all the benefits eligible staff.
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:
Ithaca College provides free transit service to its employees, so the incentive to live within the transit service area are substantial.
The College also owns a small handful of residential properties that it rents to College employees.
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)?:
A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.