Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.48
Liaison Dayna Cook
Submission Date Sept. 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northern Arizona University
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Erin Stam
Manager: Parking Services
Parking & Shuttle Services
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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:

Northern Arizona University's Yellow Bike Program (YBP) - a free community bike program with a secure and reliable checkout system.

To check out a yellow bike, visit the Du Bois Center or the University Union to fill out a liability waiver, and present your NAU ID. You will be provided a bike, lock, key, and a helmet (upon request). Hours are 7:30 AM to 7 PM Monday through Friday.

Bikes (including lock, key, and helmet) must be returned within seven days. If there is not a waiting list, you may check out the bike again if you would like for another seven days.
Possible Charges (For items lost, stolen, or damaged beyond repair):
• Bike - $100
• Lock - $25
• Helmet - $15
• Key - $5
Note: Regular wear and tear such as a popped tire, scratches, etc. will not be charged though we do ask that you report these kinds of issues.

In the Fall of 2019, the Green Fund allocated $26,000.00 to purchase 100 new bikes, helmets, locks and lights to revamp the bike fleet. Currently there are 52 bikes remain and many have been pieced together from parts off of old, retired bikes. The bike mechanics are University Union and Event staff.


Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:

The university has Zipcar Car Share on campus. We currently have one vehicle and are working on improved marketing to increase use of program. https://news.nau.edu/zipcar/#.XzG1jihKiUl

Another example of a Car Sharing program is in our motor pool in Planning Design and Construction, where vehicles are rented out on an as needed basis. It is incredibly successful and is serving as a model for what could happen across Facility Services within the trades.

The Babbit Administration Building also has a Chevy Volt for all occupants to use.

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 reserved spaced and chargers for electric vehicles. We currently have 21 EV chargers across campus.

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 17 electric vehicle charging stations in the San Francisco parking garage, 2 in p60 near Babbitt Administration, and 2 in p16 near the Union. All charging stations are level 2’s.


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:

EcoPASS bus program: The University has partnered with the Northern Arizona Transportation Authority to create a public bus route that travels through campus and into the surrounding community. This bus route is free for all employees of the University and doesn't require a fare if you board on campus. Also, all Staff and Faculty are able to buy a year long bus pass for $25 (the value is $440). There are many bus stops in the local community that would allow employees to take alternative transportation to work every day.

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:

Van Pool Program sponsored by Mountain Lion is a new Coconino County commuter van pool program for a group of five to twelve people.

TransLoc is a real-timebus GPS location monitoring lets you know exactly when the bus is coming. This provides a better user experience for bus riders.

We list the VRide carpooling program for staff and faculty (provided by partner and marketed by university).

EcoPASS: Parking/Shuttle Services offers ecopass to staff and faculty at $25 to use the city bus system which eliminates the need to drive to campus.

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

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