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Liaison Herbert Sinnock
Submission Date April 20, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Sheridan College (Ontario)
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Cathy Sloat
Manager, Security and Parking Operations
Office of Security, Parking & Emergency Preparedness
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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:

Sheridan College provides a number of exterior bicycle racks that are both sheltered and non-sheltered on all of its campuses. Lockers are available in multiple locations inside the college. Shower facilities are also provided and are located near the fitness centers. HMC campus students also have access to shower/storage/fitness facilities at the local YMCA building.


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:

Bike racks are located outside throughout the campus, providing short term bike storage. Long term storage is also available within campus residence buildings which have dedicated bicycle rooms.


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:

N/A


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:

N/A


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:

N/A


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):

Sheridan offers an inter-campus shuttle bus service to all students and employees free of charge. The buses run Monday-Friday and feature Wi-Fi, recharging stations for cell phones and laptops, bicycle racks, coach-style seating and GPS tracking.

Full-time Sheridan students are also eligible for GO Transit reduced student fares, although this discount is offered by the agency, not Sheridan College.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip (GRT) program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the GRT program:

Smart Commute offers a guaranteed ride home for employees of the college who participate and utilize the company’s services. In unforeseen emergencies, Smart Commute will accept reimbursement requests of up to $75.00 for emergency transportation costs.


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:

Sheridan College offers a carpool matching service via www.smartcommute.ca allowing students, faculty and staff from all Sheridan campuses to gain access to a carpooling matching database. Sheridan also provides designated carpooling spaces in its parking lots as well as carpooling parking passes.


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:

Autoshare provides access to vehicles in the neighbourhood and across 150+ locations, saving participants thousands of dollars a year over the cost of car ownership and parking. Applying through Sheridan College for this program results in a free membership, allowing students access to rental cars by the hour for the lowest car sharing rates in the city.


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:

N/A


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:

Available for special cases, each one will be discussed individually.


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:

Available for special cases, each one will be discussed individually.


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:

N/A


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:

Sheridan College is a participating institution in the Share the Road program provided by UCycle. The new program is designed to increase cycling among post-secondary students in Ontario. The program organizes a variety of events and seminars, such as conducting community bike-abouts in order to identify opportunities and barriers that exist for students interested in cycling on and off campus. Other future potential events include neighbourhood bike tours, bike maintenance workshops and helmet hair advice, safety blitzes with local law enforcement, online contests and bike-friendly business campaigns.
www.sharetheroad.ca/ucycle-p155886

Sheridan College is also a member of Smart Commute, who provide employees resources and information about using alternative modes of transportation for their commute.
http://www.smartcommute.ca/


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

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