Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.46
Liaison Delicia Nahman
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Lehigh University
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.60 / 2.00 Robert Bruneio
Manager, Transportation Services
Transportation Services
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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:

We provide Bike Racks in several locations on the campus. The gym provides space for showers, lockers and shower facilities are available, is an option.


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:

We do provide bike racks outside most of our academic and administrative buildings. There is also bike racks installed outside most of our residential housing units.


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?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:

We do not have a "complete streets" or bicycle accommodation policy. However, we work in conjunction with the City of Bethlehem with their bicycle regulations. The City of Bethlehem Bicycle regulations 951.06 which outlines that bicycles must be parked in bike racks and not operate on sidewalks in pedestrian malls.


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:

Zagster was introduced in the fall and we have had participation in this program. This bike-sharing program will allow anyone with a Lehigh ID to share the use of one of 10 cruiser-style bikes for a $15 yearly fee.


Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the mass transit programs:

Lehigh University operates free on campus bus shuttles to get faculty, staff and students to/from the three campuses: Mountaintop, Saucon Village & Goodman campuses. There is also a late night and weekend shuttles intended to transport students to/from on and near by off campus locations.


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:

N/A


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:

Zimride was implemented last spring. Students, faculty and staff can sign up for Zimride by Enterprise with their Lehigh username and password. Users can set up a profile, which can be linked to their Facebook profile, and then search for open seats or post asking for a ride to a destination.


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:

We currently use the Enterprise Car Share program. It is available to faculty, staff and students for personal use.


Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
No

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

N/A


Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
No

A brief description of the telecommuting program:

N/A


Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week option:

The University has a "Flex Time" scheduling. "A "Flexible Time" schedule means a work schedule which includes designated hours during which an employee may, with the approval of the supervisor and under work unit plans approved by the department head, elect an alternative time of arrival and departure from work. It may also include
required days or hours during which an employee subject to the work schedule must be present for work.
Working hours must be balanced to meet the operating needs of the department and, if possible, an employee's own personal preferences as to work hours.
The University makes flextime available to employees. Supervisors and department heads are encouraged to approve flextime schedules if effective and efficient operations are ensured. Supervisors and managers do not have to approve any proposed schedule that will interfere with the services offered or the work to be performed within the unit, department, or University"


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:

Lehigh University has the "Home Buying Initiative for South Side Bethlehem". There are 3 loan plans available - a choice between 2 forgivable loan plans for the purchase of a primary residence within the programs' geographic boundaries plus 1 curb appeal" deferred payment loan for exterior home improvements. This program is available to eligible staff members working at least 75% of a full-time schedule.


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:

N/A


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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