Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.23
Liaison Nick Cookson
Submission Date Jan. 20, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Sewanee - The University of the South
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.63 / 2.00 Amy Turner
Director of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Office of Environmental Stewardship and 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:

Indoor and secure bike storage is offered in two dormitories: Quintard Hall and Cleveland Hall. Shower facilities and lockers are available at the Fowler Center.


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:

Sewanee provided both covered and non-covered bicycle storage facilities outside all academic buildings. All dormitories have either indoor or outdoor bicycle storage.


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:

Sewanee recently added its first dedicated bike lane along University Avenue in 2013. The lane is 1 mile long. Sewanee also has direct access to The Mountain Goat Trail, a 6-mile long bicycle and pedestrian trail connecting Sewanee to Monteagle.


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:

We do not have a bicycle sharing program at this time.


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:

Sewanee is not certified as a Bicycle Friendly University.


Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
No

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

Sewanee does not meet the criteria for Mass Transit Programs at this time.


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:

Sewanee does not meet the criteria for Mass Transit Programs at this time.


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:

Sewanee does not have a carpool/ vanpool matching program at this time.


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:

Sewanee does not currently have a car sharing program at this time.


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:

Sewanee does not have an EV recharging station, although one is planned in the near future.


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:

Sewanee does not have telecommuting at this time.


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:

Sewanee does not have a condensed work week at this time.


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:

Employees of the University are offered a discount on the lease fee, a required annual payment for all homeowners who live on the campus' 13,000 acres. Employees also have the transfer fee waived for all land purchased on The Domain. Non-employees pay a 6% transfer fee.


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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