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Liaison Jacob Saffert
Submission Date Feb. 4, 2015
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Saint John's University
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

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Sustainability Fellow
Office of Sustainability
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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:

The university has bike racks around campus. There are showers and lockers available for use by employees and students in the Warner Palaestra.


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:

Bicycle racks are provided near residential, academic and office spaces on campus.


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?:
Yes

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

The Saint John's Campus is connected with the Wobegon Trail which is used by bicyclists, walkers, etc. The campus has a network of 6.5 miles of sidewalks. Because much of the campus is not really on public roads, the construction of bicycle lanes in not believed to be necessary in many areas. Stearns County Road 159, the main road to/around campus is a bike-friendly road. There is signage alerting drivers that they are on a bike route.


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:

We have a green bike program that allows students to check out bikes. We also have a great bike trail nearby that connects the Saint John's campus to the Saint Ben's campus and to other nearby communities.


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):

The Link operates between classes and every half hour every day. It is free and open to anyone. CSB/SJU also offers a shuttle services to places such as grocery stores and the mall. That shuttle service operates on the weekends.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the car sharing program:

CSB/SJU have a car sharing program through Enterprise. For more information: http://www.csbsju.edu/center-for-entrepreneurship/student-run-ventures/enterprise-car-share


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:

If it is appropriate for the job type and arranged with a supervisor, telecommuting is an option.


Does the institution offer a condensed work week option for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week program:

Some staff work 4 days a week during the summer and faculty who live in Minneapolis/Saint Paul, will commute 2-3 days a week. Working longer days to cut down on the number of commuting days is also an option available to employees. These arrangements are made between employees and their supervisors.


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?:
No

A brief description of other sustainable transportation initiatives and programs:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable transportation program(s) is available:
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