Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.15
Liaison Joanne Wong
Submission Date May 31, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Mills College
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.40 / 2.00 Nicole Gaetjens
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus 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:

Mills College provides outdoor bicycle racks throughout the campus. In addition, all residence halls have bike rooms for residential students to store their bicycles. Showers and locker rooms are located in Haas Pavilion. Lockers are provided for no fee to Mills College students, faculty, staff, and alumnae.


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:

Mills College provides outdoor bicycle racks throughout the campus. In addition, the residence halls have bike rooms for residential students to store their 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?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:
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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:

At Mills College, a discounted universal bus pass is available to all Mills undergraduate students. The discount for the universal bus pass is significant. The cost for Mills students is equal to one month of a regular universal pass, with all students contributing through their comprehensive fees. The city bus stop is right outside the front gate of the College. Additionally, students, faculty, and staff can all use the Mills shuttle for free, which runs seven days a week during the academic year and connects the Mills community to the Bay Area Rapid Transit train system.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:

The Mills Carpool Network is an online platform that captures the participants' interests and preferred pickup/drop-off locations and offers them to others. When choosing to participate, providing a name and email address allows other community members to connect with those already in the system. There are also preferential parking spots at the core of campus for carpoolers.


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:

Up to 6 electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles can be charged at one time on campus. All of the charging stations are from Chargepoint and are solar-powered (50kWh storage with a biodiesel backup generator).


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)?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week option:

A limited number of people get a condensed work week on a case by case basis as approved by their supervisor.


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)?:
Yes

A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:

In addition to preferential parking reserved for plug-in vehicles, there is also preferential reserved parking for Low Emitting Vehicles (LEV). Furthermore, there are free resources for bike maintenance. This includes 1) A free Bike Repair Toolkit available in the library with extra tire tubes, tube patches, glue, lubricant, and other items; and 2) A Bike "Fixit" station accessible 24/7 in front of our student union with a tire pump and a variety of tools.


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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