Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.16
Liaison Scott Doyle
Submission Date Oct. 25, 2022

STARS v2.2

Ithaca College
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Scott Doyle
Director
Energy Management and Sustainability
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Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

Lime Bike had an active program in Tompkins County but has since left town. Ithaca College is now actively involved in conversations with the locally based Center for Community Transportation along with partners including Cornell University for a new locally grown bike share program. Note: this program is not currently active though it is fully anticipated that it will take shape in 2023.


Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
Yes

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 Ithaca Carshare, a local independent carshare organization. This carsharing program has historically offered 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 was permanently located in a dedicated parking space on the Ithaca College campus, though do to limited use has been relocated to an area on South Hill between IC and Downtown Ithaca.


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

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

EV chargers are provided in close proximity to important areas of campus though they are limited. IC is currently engaging in an EV planning program to expand that network and associated preferential parking and as a part of that will explore expansions of parking for lower carbon emitting vehicles.


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:

IC has two, dual unit, Level 2 stations on campus - Visitors Lot and College Circle Community Center lot. IC is further actively exploring the expansion of EV charging on campus for students, faculty, staff and visitors in addition the the Campus Fleet.


Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:
Yes

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

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:

As a part of regular outreach the Office of Energy Management and Sustainability provides information to students and employees on sustainable transportation options including distribution of the very popular Tompkins County Bike Map - https://www.tompkinscountyny.gov/files2/itctc/BikeSuitability/2022%20bike%20map/IthacaBikeMap20220426_sm.pdf


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