Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.07
Liaison John Lerczak
Submission Date March 6, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Lewis University
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 2.00 John Lerczak
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities
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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 have implemented a bike program at Lewis that allows students to utilize bikes on campus.


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)?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

Outdoor bicycle racks have been installed within reasonable distance to each building on campus, however currently there is not a long term covered storage facility for bicycles.


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:
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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:

Flyer bike program that is available to students.


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:

Lewis University offers students, faculty and staff a free shuttle, the Flyer Express. The shuttle runs to the Malls, Target, Walmart, restaurants, movie theaters and train stations. The Flyer Express runs Thursday through Sunday with modified schedules during campus breaks and holidays.

Presently, the shuttle runs during the fall/spring semesters, however there are plans for expansion to determine student needs over summer break. The shuttle service is advertised during orientation, on the Lewis Website as well as posters and email notifications.
There is also a pace bus that runs from downtown Chicago to campus. Commuters that live in the city.


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?:
No

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:
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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?:
No

A brief description of the car sharing program:
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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:

Two Dual Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations have been made available for Lewis University faculty, staff, students and visitors. The stations are located conveniently on campus and are promoted through the sustainability website, campus maps and to visitors during larger events. The ChargePoint stations were installed in November of 2013.


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:
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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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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Flex Time Summer Program currently on hold (Information to be added back if program returns): Lewis students, faculty and staff are encouraged to get onboard. Relax and be transported to the Malls, Target, Walmart, restaurants, movie theatres and train stations. The Flyer Express will run Thursday through Sunday with modified schedules during campus breaks and holidays. Currently, we are running during the fall/spring semesters. I plan on sending out a questionnaire to the students as we approach the end of the spring semester to gauge their needs during the summer break.

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