Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.78
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Portland State University
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 1.00 Amanda Wolf
Program + Assessment Coordinator
Campus Sustainability Office
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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:

PSU provides free BIKETOWN bike share memberships for all students and has sponsored reduced membership rates for PSU employees ($8 per month for employees; public rate is $12/mo)


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

A brief description of the car sharing program:

ZipCar Benefit
PSU Faculty and Staff can join ZipCar (a car-sharing company) for free and receive reduced rates for personal driving on weekdays. Use one of the 20 ZipCars on campus. Faculty and Staff are also eligible for ZipCar use for business trips.

ZipCar also offers a discounted membership for PSU students.


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:

PSU currently has four Level 2 charging stations, dispersed at two key locations on campus. Four additional Level 2 charging stations are offered at the Collaborative Life Sciences Building, which is shared with OHSU and OSU.


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:

Public Transit:
-PSU offers free fare for the Portland Street Car, a rail line within the urban core of Portland.
-PSU offers students and staff reduce bus fare on Trimet and C-Tran, the Portland and Vancouver Metro transit systems

Carpooling:
-PSU offers reduced rate parking for those who carpool (with 2-4 participants)

Bicycling:
-The PSU Bike Hub provides students and staff with several options for maintaining and repairing their bicycles. They have a "do-it-yourself" program with tools, resources and expertise to enable students and staff to fix maintain their own bikes. They also provide pay-for-service by trained staff.
-PSU Bike Hub also serves as a retail store, with reduce priced parts and accessories
-PSU has 10 secured bike garages for $10/term or $30/year. All garages come equipped with security cameras, secure access and fixit repair stands. A handful of garages also provide outlets for charging e-bikes.
-PSU also has over 1,000 ourdoor bike racks throughout campus for bike parking with fixit repairs stations near some clusters


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