|Submission Date||March 1, 2019|
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation
|1.60 / 2.00||
Director of Sustainability
Physical Facilities Department
Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:
Those needing a safe and secure place to store bicycles over summer break and/or winter breaks can store it at the Miami University Police Department instead of taking their bicycle home over break. Bike storage costs $25 for a 3 month storage period. Those wishing to take advantage of this opportunity bring their bike to the Police Services Center located at the Ditmer Parking Lot. A short form needs to be completed and payment for the service will be collected. Their bike will be tagged and placed in our secure storage pod for safe keeping. Miami University Police are here during the academic year Monday through Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm and during summer sessions Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm to assist people in storing your bike.
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)?:
A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:
Physical Facilities has included this in all building renovations and new construction projects. Across campus, there are 168 bicycle parking stations for students, faculty, and staff.
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?:
A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:
Physical Facilities developed a transportation circulation master plan with the assistance of a consultant/planner and input from the city. The plan has been used to guide the development of the bicycle lanes on campus and in town.
Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:
Bike rental is available from a nearby local bike shop.
Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
A brief description of the mass transit programs:
Through a contract with the Butler County Regional Transit Authority (BCRTA), students and employees can get around campus using the BCRTA local and regional routes, which also provide transportation uptown, to several off-campus student housing areas, and to the Hamilton and Middletown campuses. Buses run daily during the fall and spring semesters and winter and summer terms. Students and employees who present a valid Miami University ID pay no fare to ride on the local and regional routes. In FY 2018, the Butler County Regional Transit Authority recorded 486,993 riders on university-funded routes. Miami University provided $2,217,097.96 to Butler County Regional Transit Authority’s transit development fund from student fees to operate this program in FY 2018.
Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:
Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:
A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:
Miami University participates in the AlterNetRides ride sharing program which allows drivers and riders to advertise and connect for transportation to and from Miami University. The program is available at no cost to users who register through the Parking & Transportation Services Website. Miami also offers discounted parking passes for those individuals vowing to carpool/vanpool. Carpool members can purchase a faculty/staff parking pass 60% off the original price. Those that are willing to vanpool will receive the same pass for free.
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?:
A brief description of the car sharing program:
Miami has reduced parking fees for car/vanpools. Employee surface lot parking permits are $125 for the fiscal year. Carpool members (2 employees) pay $30 per year ($15 each) for employee surface lot parking. There were 131 carpools registered in FY 2018. Vanpool members (3 or more employees) pay $0 for employee surface lot parking. There were 3 vanpools registered in FY 2018.
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:
Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
A brief description of the telecommuting program:
Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
A brief description of the condensed work week option:
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:
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)?:
A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:
The Kinesiology and Health Department has 12 e-bikes available for guided bike tours of Miami's campus. Riders can easily pedal from Peffer Park through Western Campus, down to the stadium; from the Oxford Community Art Center to the Miami Art Museum; from the Great Seal to Freedom Summer Memorial; and from McGuffey House to Dewitt Cabin fairly quickly and without sweating. Perfect for alumni and parent visits.
This program also educates students, faculty, and staff on the benefits and accessibility of e-bikes.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.