Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.61
Liaison Kate Ullman
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Northland College
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.60 / 2.00 Scott Grinnell
Professor of Physics
Academic
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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:

Each residence hall has indoor facilities for winter bike storage, and an outdoor secure storage area for mild-weather storage. Outdoor bike racks are at the entrances of every public building on campus. Shower facilities and lockers are located in the gym--since Northland has a very small campus, and it takes no more than five minutes to walk from the gym to any other 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:

Each residence hall has indoor facilities for winter bike storage, and an outdoor secure storage area for mild-weather storage. Outdoor bike racks are at the entrances of campus buildings.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:

The campus is very small and contains only two private access roads at the north and south edges of campus. The primary access between campus buildings is via an internal network of sidewalks/paths that is readily used by bicycles and pedestrians.


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:

Free bikes are available for check-out through through the student-run Sunshine Bicycle Shoppe located on campus. These bicycles are shared among all campus residents.


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:

Northland College sponsors free bus passes for all faculty, staff, and students. The campus has two bus stop sites.


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:

An internal website allows students, faculty, and staff to post rides available and rides needed, both for daily commuting and one-time trips. Information about the bus program is also available on the site.


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?:
No

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:
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Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
Yes

A brief description of the telecommuting program:

Each department has the option of providing its employees with flexible work schedules that allow workers to telecommute. Many, if not most, of the employees at Northland College take advantage of this policy.


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 condensed work week option is available for the majority of employees.


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)?:
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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