Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.64
Liaison Adam Maurer
Submission Date March 31, 2021

STARS v2.2

Seattle Central College
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 1.00 Adam Maurer
District Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Seattle offers several public bike share programs city-wide, including Lime and Jump right now. Recently, COVID has really impacted this market so there’s been a lot of change and it’s poised to change more in the coming years. Seattle also recently introduced an electric scooter share pilot program.


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

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Via the Transportation Management Plan, permanent employees is access to the Zipcar car–sharing program. Non–driving employees can join the Seattle Central program and check out cars between the hours of 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The cars can be used for personal or business reasons for up to six hours per day.


Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
No

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

n/a


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:

We installed 2 DC fast charging station in early 2018 in our main parking garage. The charging station is available to students, faculty, staff, and the public. Parking charges do not apply. Fees apply for electricity used. The charger is connected to the CharpePoint network.


Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:

The college worked closely with Community Roots Housing on the new affordable housing at the Capitol Hill Light Rail Station.  The name of the project is “Station House” and it includes a large percentage of units for affordable housing.  The college hosted forums for employees to get information on how to apply and met with representatives of Community Housing.


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:

Through 2020, all Seattle Central employees and students had access to Zimride, a ride sharing program to reduce the number of single occupancy trips. This program will be discontinued starting January 1, 2021 due to lack of participation and economic feasibility.

https://zimride.com/seattlecolleges


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