Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.04
Liaison Laura Nessman
Submission Date May 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Selkirk College
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Laura Nessman
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Management
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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:

None of the campuses provide secure, indoor bicycle storage for commuters, but all campuses have bike racks that are secure when individuals provide their own locks. Each campus has a building that contains showers (towel service available at Castlegar campus) and lockers that are available to bicycle commuters.


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:

The Castlegar campus has 2 bike parking areas. One rack is outside of the main campus building (8 bicycle capacity), 2 bike racks located under shelter are outside of the gym, and the new one (shelter plus bike racks) is to be installed near the cafeteria.
There is 1 indoor bike storage area in the north storage of the Kekuli House Residence, and another in the 10th St. Campus residence building. There is one bike rack each outside of the Mary Hall and Patenaude buildings. The Silver King campus has 1 bike rack outside of the main building, and indoor bike parking in the shop buildings.


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:

The West Kootenay Transit System of BC Transit provides service to Selkirk College campuses. Special rates are offered to student commuters such as the "Semester Pass", which is a 4-month bulk discount compared to purchasing 4 individual monthly passes. Additionally, the student rates for a monthly pass is equivalent to senior rates, providing a discount compared to adult fares.


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:

Selkirk runs a carpool program on both our Castlegar and Silver King campuses. Participants must register their vehicle to receive a carpool parking pass which allows them to park in one of the designated parking spots, which are located in prime locations. Vehicles must carry a minimum of 2 passengers to qualify for the program.


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:

Selkirk promotes Kootenay Carshare Cooperative, a regional car-sharing program, that now offers full and casual memberships. Several carshare vehicles are parked within walking distance to Selkirk's Nelson campuses.


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:

Selkirk College is a flexible and accommodating employer and allows for employees to work from home when possible. Teleconferencing and video conferencing are encouraged within the College's travel policy.


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:

Selkirk hosts a Bike to College week bi-annually on both Castlegar and Nelson campuses. Commuters are encouraged to ride a bike to college each day during that week. Participants have opportunities to win prizes and learn about bicycle maintenance from local cycling shops.


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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