Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.84
Liaison Kalyna Procyk
Submission Date June 6, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Muhlenberg College
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
1.60 / 2.00 Kalyna Procyk
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Campus Sustainability
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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:

Bicycle Storage: Areas all around campus. Here is a link that lists each bike rack location: http://www.muhlenberg.edu/main/campuslife/resserv/BergBikes.html
Shower Facilities and Lockers: Located in the men’s and women’s locker rooms in our Life Sports Center Athletic Facility as well as in our New Science building


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:

Muhlenberg provides short-term bicycle parking within 50 ft (15 m) of all occupied, non-residential buildings. Please reference the above link.


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:

Muhlenberg College does have a bicycle-sharing program which is administered by the Environmental Action Team, EnAcT.


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:

Yes; we have a ride sharing program for students where they arrange a group among themselves to travel to different areas. A rideshare board is posted on the Muhlenberg website that allows the community to post needed rides, or rides people are going on should anyone else be headed in the direction.
Details can be found at this link: http://sal.muhlenberg.edu/gateways/parents/transportation.html
Muhlenberg College does have a carpool matching program.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:

Muhlenberg College offers a shuttle to transport students to various locations in Allentown. If they take public transportation to a site, they can arrange for a shuttle to pick them up.


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:

Muhlenberg College does have a carpool matching program.
A rideshare board is posted on the Muhlenberg website that allows the community to post needed rides, or rides people are going on should anyone else be headed in the direction.

We also have another ride sharing program for students where they arrange a group among themselves to travel to different areas. Details can be found at this link: http://shrek.muhlenberg.edu/rideBoard/loginForm.asp


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:

Muhlenberg College has one station for electric vehicle recharging.


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:

Muhlenberg does not have a formal telecommuting policy, but there definitely have been some circumstances where telecommuting has been a permitted option.


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?:
Yes

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

Muhlenberg does have incentives to encourage employees to live close to campus:
“First, the college owns some houses around campus and employees are invited to apply to rent those whenever the houses become available. The second thing is the incentive program the College has which offers $1,000 toward closing costs for employees who buy a primary residence in the Allentown School District. Here is the link to the program announcement along with the link to the form to actually request the $1,000 stipend.” (Anne Speck)
http://www.muhlenberg.edu/pdf/main/aboutus/hr/Intro.pdf
http://www.muhlenberg.edu/pdf/main/aboutus/hr/HomebuyersIncentive.pdf


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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Responsible parties for this submission include Anne Speck, Vice President of Human Resources and Kalyna Procyk, Sustainability Coordinator, Tim Korn,

http://www.muhlenberg.edu/pdf/main/aboutus/hr/Intro.pdf
http://www.muhlenberg.edu/pdf/main/aboutus/hr/HomebuyersIncentive.pdf

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