Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.98
Liaison Briar Schoon
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Portland Community College
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 1.00 Stephania Fregosi
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Management Services
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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 is currently a bike rental & repair program at PCC Cascade. The existing program is a rental program, primarily for students. We currently have about 55 bikes available to rent out. We also offer drop-in bike repair that fixes small bike problems and gives a lot of referrals and advice.


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

A brief description of the car sharing program:

PCC Offers Ride Share Permits.

If two students or employees are going to be riding to campus together, they can go to Student Account Services with each of their vehicles’ information, and each student/employee will be billed $20 for the shared use of one permit. PCC staff, students, and faculty can use the Get Share program to find people to car pool with.

https://www.pcc.edu/transportation/alternatives/ride-sharing/


Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
No

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:
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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:

Level 2 and higher electric charging stations are available at all campuses and some satellite centers.


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:

Preferred parking for hybrid and electric vehicles.

TriMet faculty and staff passes: All PCC faculty and staff (including casual employees) can purchase a monthly TriMet pass on a pre-tax basis. For the average employee, this would reduce the cost by approximately 22%. Individual savings will depend on your income tax bracket. To sign up or cancel the program, complete a pre-tax payroll deduction application [pdf] and submit the completed form to the Payroll Department. Applications and cancellations may be made at any time, but must be received by Payroll prior to the 15th of each month to become effective by the following month.Note: Neither PCC nor TriMet will be responsible for any lost or stolen passes and passes will not be replaced.

Staff have engaged heavily in promoting biking activites and during the spring of 2020 hosted virtual bike month activities in place of our normal on campus bike activities. In a typical year, PCC celebrates biking year round with
events such as coffee for commuters, the bike commuter challenge, workshops on riding and maintenance and informal rides to campus.

Covered and uncovered bike racks are available at all campuses and centers (see bike rack locations on the campus map). showers are also available at all campuses.

Bike lockers are available at Sylvania and Southeast. At Sylvania, the lockers are located next to the HT Building and may be used by anyone on a first-come, first-served basis. At Southeast, the lockers may be rented: see more info on the ASPCC bike programs page.


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