Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.83
Liaison Katie Wall
Submission Date March 24, 2022

STARS v2.2

Lees-McRae College
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.40 / 1.00 Deana Acklin
Coordinator for Outdoor Programs and Campus Cycling
Outdoor Programs
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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:
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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?:
No

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:
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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:

An electric vehicle charging station was installed on campus earlier this semester, becoming the first such station in Banner Elk town limits.

The station, located in the Cannon Student Center parking lot, was funded through a grant from the North Carolina VW Level 2 Charging Station Rebate Program.

The installation of the station is in line with INEXPRO 2030, the latest strategic plan, which calls for the college to engage in sustainability efforts. Developing an electric vehicle infrastructure encourages the community to consider its environmental impacts, said Facilities Director James Leenhouts.

https://www.lmc.edu/about/news-center/articles/2021/electric-vehicle-charging-station-installed-on-campus.htm


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:

- Shower facilities in some non-residential buildings available to faculty/staff. Long term parking available inside 3 of our residential living quarters.
- Short-term & long term bicycle parking is offered at some, but not all buildings.
- We have short-term parking located at 6 key locations across campus to include dormitories, library, classroom buildings, dining hall, and athletic field house. Long-term parking located inside 3 of our residence halls. We also have a dedicated bike "club house" for our varsity team that accommodates bike storage, indoor training, and repair space.
- Our campus offers free short-term bike rentals/check-outs and long-term bike loan


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