Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.18
Liaison Josh Nease
Submission Date May 21, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Radford University
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.40 / 2.00 Josh Nease
Sustainability Manager
Academic Programs
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

Bike racks, shower facilities, and lockers are available to all faculty and staff commuters in Peters Hall. This building was originally RU’s only gym, but now, with the new fitness center, the Peters Gym facilities are only available to faculty and staff. There are 8 male and 9 female showers. 


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)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

There are bicycle racks outside of most buildings, and within a short walking distance of all buildings. Over 30 bicycle-parking locations exist on main campus. We have no long-term storage at this time.


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?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:
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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:

RU has a successful partnership with the Metropolitan Planning Organization to offer transit service to students, faculty and staff at no cost. By presenting a campus-issued ID, riders can access safe, convenient and reliable transit services to areas adjacent to campus, throughout the City, and to surrounding communities for free.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:

RIDE Solutions is a regional ridesharing program operated by the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission in cooperation with the New River Valley Planning District Commission. It is a grant-funded program that provides FREE carpool matching services for citizens of the Roanoke and New River Valley regions. They work with employers to create company-wide alternative transportation programs.
https://ridesolutions.org/about-us/


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Radford University participates in the Enterprise CarShare program. Currently, two cars are parked on campus during the academic year and students can register to become Enterprise CarShare Members. Once they do so, they can rent the campus cars by the hour or day for a reduced rate and with full insurance coverage. The Enterprise Carsharing program is an alternative to car ownership.

https://www.enterprisecarshare.com/us/en/programs/university/radford.html?mcid=print:943



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?:
Yes

A brief description of the telecommuting program:

When possible/appropriate, some employees within the Division of Information Technology telecommute part-time or full-time for their work. Most other positions require employees to work on-campus.


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)?:
Yes

A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:

Reserved parking spaces for fuel efficient vehicles


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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