Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.63
Liaison Dwayne Doornbosch
Submission Date June 24, 2021

STARS v2.2

Langara College
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
0.80 / 1.00 Raymond Yeung
Manager Facilities Services
Facilites
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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:

Langara College has a special rate (a 'Langara coupon code') for Mobi bike, which is a local bike sharing program in Vancouver. It allows students and staff to use bikes to get to and from campus.


Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
No

A brief description of the car sharing program:
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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 charging parking spots on campus are reserved for electric vehicles and are closer to entrances and elevators in comparison to normal parking spots, excluding accessible parking spots. There is no charge for using EV charging and parking is free for employees, however students have to pay for parking.


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:

There are currently 8 dual-port Level 2 EV charging stations (16 ports total) installed on campus.

6 additional Level 2 dual port EV charging stations (12 ports) are in the process of being installed and will be installed by the end of 2021.


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 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:

Langara College has 354 bicycle racks on campus, both sheltered and unsheltered, including electric bike and scooter charging level 1 (120 volt) stations. Secured bike racks are also available for students and staff.

Eight shower and changing facilities are available for cyclists in three locations; Library underground parkade, C Building basement, and the Gymnasium.

A Dero Fix-It Station and compressed air hose are available in the Library underground parkade, there is also a bike repair shop in the Langara Student Union Building with an additional compressed air hose, parts, and tools. The facilities departments also sponsors employees to take HUB workshops to learn about cycling skills and bike repairs.

Langara College is easily accessible by transit, with bus stops located adjacent to the campus and further bus stops just a few minutes walk from the campus. There is also the Langara - 49th SkyTrain Station which is just several blocks away from the campus.

Langara College also participates in the U-Pass BC program, and was the first college and the third institution to have joined this program in B.C. The U-Pass program provides students with unlimited all zone access to TransLink bus, SkyTrain and SeaBus services throughout the Metro Vancouver area and discounts on public transportation outside of Metro Vancouver.

Langara College offers a Carpool decal that allows employees to park in preferential, designated carpool stalls for peak hours.


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