Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.33
Liaison Sarah Tulga
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northwestern University
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Sarah Tulga
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Facilities
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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:

There are 3 Divvy bike share stations on the Northwestern campus. This is aligned with our host communities, Evanston and Chicago, who have agreements with Divvy, allowing for continuity of use across campus and our cities.


Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Zipcar offers several locations on or convenient to the Evanston and Chicago campuses. Students, faculty, and staff are eligible for discounted rates.


Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
Yes

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

Discounted parking is available for fuel efficient vehicles. EV charging stations are also offered free of charge (up to 3 hours).


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:

The two main Evanston parking garages have 8 charging stations (16 total). On the Chicago campus, there are 4 stations.


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 have other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
Yes

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:

The “walking zone,” is an area surrounding campus and those living within it are not eligible to purchase parking permits.

https://www.northwestern.edu/transportation-parking/evanston-parking/policies/walking-zone.html

Alternative Transportation brochures outline options and provide calculators to compare the cost of commuting options.

Free shuttles are provided for transportation around campus, between the two main campuses, as well as to popular shopping destinations.
https://www.northwestern.edu/transportation-parking/shuttles/routes/index.html


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