Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.12
Liaison Deborah Steinberg
Submission Date March 1, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Knox College
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.60 / 2.00 Deborah Steinberg
Director of Campus Sustainability Initiatives
Office of Sustainability
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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:

At the E. & L. Andrew Fitness Center on campus, we have covered and secure bike parking with a security camera. Inside, there are lockers and shower facilities available to all student, faculty, and staff bicycle commuters.


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)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

Bicycle racks are provided at nearly all campus buildings. Three long-term storage sites exist on campus for students to utilize during breaks or winter.


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:

Members of the Knox community are encouraged to follow the Illinois bike safety rules.


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:

Knox College has two parallel bike share programs. The long-term bike share has roughly 75 bikes in its fleet and lasts for an entire academic term, with the ability to renew. All bikes are donated or acquired over the years and fixed for students to use on loan. The short-term program has 4 bicycles which are checked out for up to two days. Both programs are free and have significantly increased bike ridership at Knox.


Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
No

A brief description of the mass transit programs:
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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:

Knox supports an online forum for anyone to post a request for a ride or availability in their vehicle. There is also an active Facebook page for students to find carpooling options.


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 College hosts two UHaul Car Share vehicles, which are available to all community members to borrow for an hourly fee.


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:

Two parking spaces with charging ports are available for electric vehicles. One is used for a campus owned club vehicle and the other is available for public use.


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:

Four employees currently telecommute for the majority of their work at Knox. Knox has no formal policy regarding telecommuting.


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)?:
No

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