|Submission Date||June 3, 2019|
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation
|1.60 / 2.00||
Sustainable Development Advisor
Sustainable Development Office
Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:
Cyclists can keep their bikes in a screened enclosure (with controlled access) in the underground parking lot. To use this facility, a $35 fee is charged for the entire winter period, from November to April, while an $85 fee is charged for the summer season.
Six showers are available all year long for the Polytechnique community.
Polytechnique students have access to a personal locker.
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)?:
A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:
Yes, 216 outdoor spaces for bicycle parking are available near the main entrances of Polytechnique's 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?:
A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:
Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:
Polytechnique has a partnership with Bixi (Montreal's bicycle sharing program) to offer a 15% discount on the annual membership.
Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
A brief description of the mass transit programs:
Polytechnique has a partnership with the STM to offer "OPUS à l'année" which provides a discount on an annual public transportation pass.
Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:
Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:
A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:
Polytechnique offers a reduced parking fee (30% discount on the annual pass) 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?:
A brief description of the car sharing program:
Polytechnique's students or employees can use the Université de Montréal's car sharing program (available for the entire campus). Graduate students, members of the Association des Étudiants des Cycles Supérieurs de Polytechnique (Graduate Students Association) also have a discount with Communauto, an important car sharing service in Montréal.
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:
No, but standard electrical plugs with dedicated parking spots are available to recharge electric vehicles in Polytechnique's parkings.
Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
A brief description of the telecommuting program:
There is no official telecommuting program but employees can be authorized to telecommute occasionally if needed for personnal reasons.
Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
A brief description of the condensed work week option:
For a 10-week period during the summer, a majority of the employees are on a four-day schedule.
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:
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)?:
A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:
In 2017, a Sustainable Transportation action plan was adopted by Polytechnique. Following this program, during the winter of 2017-2018 a cash-out parking program was tested.
Polytechnique's parking facilities provide prefered parking spaces for electric vehicles.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission: