Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.24
Liaison Paul Scanlon
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Slippery Rock University
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 2.00 Paul Scanlon
Special Assistant to the President
President's Office/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:

Slippery Rock's Aebersold Recreation Center is fully equipped with shower facilities and lockers for bicyclers who commute to campus. There are several bike racks located outside the building where commuters can also store their bike safely during the day. The new Smith Student Center, as well as the Morrow Field House, also are equipped with shower facilities, lockers, and bike racks available to bicyclers.

Long term bike storage is also available as special closets provided in the Residence Hall Suite Buildings A through F.


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:

Slippery Rock University has bike racks located conveniently within short walking distance to all of its academic buildings, recreational facilities, the Bailey library, and the Student Center on campus. In addition, Residence Halls A through F have secure bike storage areas for long term storage located within each student's room.


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:

At SRU, bicyclists share pedestrian pathways on campus. In addition, the "Overlook Trail" is a well-maintained hiking/biking path that runs through woodlands for the entire length of the campus.


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:

The Green Bike Initiative is a free loaner bike program for the campus community to use. The initiative's mission is to promote a healthy lifestyle through cycling while minimizing petroleum based transportation and parking problems within the Slippery Rock Community. Random drawings of interested students are used to determine which students get to use a bike as their own for the entire semester in hopes of increasing bike use and decreasing automobile use. Green Fund Grants awarded in January 2014 also provide funding for loaner bike repair/replacement parts and for a bike repair station to be installed outside of the Bailey Library.


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 Student Government Association of SRU operates free on-campus and off-campus shuttles for students. The SGA Shuttles, or the "Happy Bus," takes trips to various regional shopping centers and entertainment venues throughout the year. NextBus GPS tracking allows students to know exactly where the buses are and when they will be arriving at their stop.


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?:
No

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:
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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:
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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?:
No

A brief description of the telecommuting program:
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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)?:
No

A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:
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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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