Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.01
Liaison Connie Norton
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Simon Fraser University
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Erica Lay
Sustainability Planning and Development Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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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:

There are several secure bike storage locations on campus. These are located under cover and adjacent to shower facilities in various places across campus. There is a secure bike lock up in the parking facilities near the gymnasium.


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:

Yes, there are bicycle racks across campus. The bike parking map can be found here:
http://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/sustainability/Documents/Bike%20Rack%20Locations%20April%202009.pdf


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:
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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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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 U-Pass BC program is a transportation package which provides students in Metro Vancouver with universal and affordable access to public transit. The program is a partnership between the Simon Fraser Student Society, the Graduate Student Society, TransLink, the Province of British Columbia, and Simon Fraser University and was approved by a majority of students via a SFSS and GSS referendum in March 2013. All students at these institutions pay $147 per semester for the U-Pass, which provides unilimited, all zone access to public transit in Metro Vancouver including Translink Bus, SkyTrain, and SeaBus services and a discount on West Coast Express Train fairs. Details can be found on the following website: https://www.sfu.ca/students/upass.html


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:

SFU has two distinct carpooling programs: Rideshare is the carpooling program for students, and Carshare is the carpooling program for faculty/staff. For more information on the benefits of these programs please see their respective information/application sheets on our online forms page.

SFU is also a member of the Jack Bell Rideshare program accessible at www.ride-share.com


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:

SFU supports the new ride-sharing service and social venture run and led by SFU students and alumni www.go2gether.com.


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:

SFU has electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at three Burnaby campus parking lots—at Discovery Park, E-Lot and Visitor’s B-Lot.
Each station can top-up two electric vehicles simultaneously. The Level 2 charging stations can fully charge an EV battery in two to six hours.
The charging stations are available to anyone on campus.


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:

Telecommuting is offered at SFU and is negotiated on a case by case basis.


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:
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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 UniverCity development is located on the SFU Burnaby campus. As part of its commitment to Equity and Education, the SFU Community Trust has made an effort to incorporate below-market housing options for SFU faculty and staff into UniverCity, thus providing affordable housing options for members of the SFU Community in close proximity to their place of employment. Details can be found here: http://univercity.ca/community/live-here/#faculty


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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