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Liaison Rebecca Quesnell
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2015
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Roosevelt University
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Rebecca Quesnell
Sustainable Operations Coordinator
Physical Resources
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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:

Lockers (for daily use only) and shower facilities are provided to freshen up after a ride. They are located on the 5th floor of the Wabash building. There is secure bicycle storage in the Wabash Building--those interested can apply with the Physical Resources department.


Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking (e.g. racks) within 50 ft (15 m) of all occupied, non-residential buildings and make long-term bicycle storage available within 330 ft (100 m) of all residence halls (if applicable)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

67 indoor bicycle racks for daily use, long-term parking and storage. Secured, I.D. access bike storage is located on the first floor of the Wabash Building in the "Bike Room". Students, faculty, or staff who are interested in getting a spot must see the Physical Resources Office and fill out a form in order to be assigned a bike spot. The form includes information on the person (name, phone number, campus resident, etc) and fields that must be filled in for the bike(s) (color, model, features, serial number). The document is signed, and a copy is made. Short-term bicycle parking is made available outside.


Does the institution have a “complete streets” or bicycle accommodation policy (or adhere to a local community policy) and/or have a continuous network of dedicated bicycle and pedestrian paths and lanes?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle/pedestrian policy and/or network:
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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:

DIVVY bikes are nearby for easy green transportation any time and there are discounted annual memberships for students, faculty, and staff. This is a program outside of Roosevelt, but that Roosevelt participates in.


Is the institution certified as a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists (U.S.) or under a similar third party certification covering non-motorized transportation?:
No

A brief description of the certification, including date certified and level:
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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 program(s), including availability, participation levels, and specifics about discounts or subsidies offered (including pre-tax options):

A CTA Ventra card is included in the tuition costs (discounted) for students, and allows them to have unlimited CTA rides when class is in session, and as long as they are enrolled at a part-time status at Roosevelt.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip (GRT) program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the GRT 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 for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
No

A brief description of the condensed work week program:
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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 have other incentives or programs to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
Yes

A brief description of other sustainable transportation initiatives and programs:

Transportation options have been included in all new student and new employee orientation materials. Options include biking (and storing bike in University bike room) or taking the CTA trains and CTA/PACE buses (a pass is included with tuition). Students and staff are offered discounts on Divvy bike share program.


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable transportation program(s) is available:

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