Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 76.81
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Loyola University Chicago
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

At Loyola, we have two bike sharing options. The city-wide system is Divvy. Students and Employees can get reduced membership and thousands of bikes are available at hundreds of locations. On the Lake Shore Campus, the student-run business, ChainLinks has more traditional bike rentals available. This program is provided in cooperation between Loyola Unified Student Government Association, Loyola Bike Club, Campus Safety, and Loyola Facilities. A fleet of approximately 45 bicycles is currently available to all members of the Loyola community. Nearly every bike is checked out on a daily basis during the school year.

Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Loyola encourages all members of the university to use alternative methods of transportation such as public transit, but the school also offers a Car Sharing Program for those who absolutely must drive around campus. Loyola partners with I-GO, a Chicago-based non-profit car sharing company dedicated to reducing congestion and improving mobility. Users can reserve a car online or by phone, drive to see friends, to run errands, or just to get away from campus. Drivers pay by the hour and the mile, while I-GO covers gas, insurance and maintenance.

Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

There are priority parking spots for electric vehicles and carpool vehicles. These are located in the two parking garages that Loyola owns and operates.

Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

There are Volta free charging (level 2) chargers in the Main Parking Garage and two Level 1 charging stations in the Fordham parking garage at Lake Shore Campus and many non-Loyola charging stations available near the Water Tower Campus.

Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:

Loyola’s University Assisted Housing Program (UAH program) is designed to encourage home ownership in the city of Chicago, near the Lake Shore and Water Tower campuses and in Maywood for the Health Sciences Campus, by assisting our eligible faculty and staff members with closing costs and down payment assistance for the purchase of a home or condominium as a primary residence.

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?:

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:

Multiple times a year, alternative transportation options are promoted to target audiences. Transportation options have been included in all new student and new employee orientation materials.

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