Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Carolyn Shafer
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Pratt Institute
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Carl Zimring
Professor of Sustainability Studies
Social Science and Cultural Studies
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
No

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

Pratt provides bicycle racks throughout its 25-acre Brooklyn campus. In addition, two CitiBike bicycle share stations are adjacent to campus (at corner of Hall & Willoughby near the main entrance, and at the corner of Lafayette & St. James next to the School of Architecture in Higgins Hall). There is also one CitiBike bicycle share station on the same block as the Pratt Manhattan campus.


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)?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

Pratt provides bicycle racks throughout its 25-acre Brooklyn campus. Campus bicycle programs:

Bicycle racks have been placed around the campus, many on permeable pavers to increase storm water retention

A free bicycle helmet and fitting event is conducted most years in conjunction with the NYC DOT

Campus Security's policy: "Bicycles have become a very popular mode of transportation on campus. They are environmentally friendly and the Institute encourages their use. In an attempt to help safeguard your bicycle, the security department strongly recommends that you participate in a police department sponsored program called “Operation ID.” This means that the security department will etch a unique serial number on the frame of your bicycle. This registration will remain on file at the 88th Police Precinct and a copy retained at the Institute's Department of Public Safety Office. Should your bicycle be lost or stolen this information will help the police and or security to identify it. This service is provided free of charge and will be done in the Department of Public Safety Office, Room 105 Engineering Building."


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?:
No

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

Citi Bike is New York City’s bike share system, and the largest in the nation. Citi Bike launched in May 2013 and has become an essential part of our transportation network. It's fun, efficient and affordable – not to mention healthy and good for the environment.

Citi Bike, like other bike share systems, consists of a fleet of specially designed, sturdy and durable bikes that are locked into a network of docking stations throughout the city. The bikes can be unlocked from one station and returned to any other station in the system, making them ideal for one-way trips. People use bike share to commute to work or school, run errands, get to appointments or social engagements, and more.

Citi Bike is available for use 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year, and riders have access to thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Jersey City.
https://www.citibikenyc.com/


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:

Two policies: The Institute participates in a program whereby faculty and staff can purchase MTA metro card passes using pre-tax dollars through the HR Department.

PRATT STUDENTS: GET ON BOARD WITH A 25% DISCOUNT ON NJ TRANSIT MONTHLY PASSES
The partnership between Pratt Institute and NJ TRANSIT gives students more transportation options and opportunities. Pratt Institute full-time undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to receive a rail, bus, or light rail monthly pass at 25% off of the regular monthly pass price, when they enroll online through NJ TRANSIT's Quik-Tik program. Please note: students must be full time and can purchase passes only between place of residence and location of school. Entering other locations will result in rejection of the enrollment.

https://www.pratt.edu/student-life/student-services/transportation/


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?:
No

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:
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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?:
No

A brief description of the telecommuting program:
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Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
No

A brief description of the condensed work week option:
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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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