Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.98
Liaison Tom Goldsmith
Submission Date March 14, 2016
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STARS v2.0

St. John's University, New York
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.63 / 2.00 Joanna Shields
STARS Research Analyst
Facilities
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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 bike racks located around campus. Locker rooms and showers are available in Carneseca Arena.


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:

There are bike racks located around campus.


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:

The University Capmus has both pedestrian walkways that lead all over campus and roadways for bikes/facility vehicles.


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 campus offers a free, regularly scheduled shuttle (13x/ day, each way) which services local transportation hubs (including Jamaica Station- LIRR and Subway) and off-campus dorm buildings.
Additional free shuttles connect the Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island campuses.
For holidays, the campus offers free shuttles to major train, bus and air hubs.


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:

STJ has successfully launched its partnership with NY Rideshare to help cut the University's greenhouse gas emissions by engaging participation in NYS DOT Clean Air Campus program to reduce the number of single occupancy vehicles on the road. Benefits of this program will be improving local air quality as well as employees’ commute through carpooling matching.

The survey responses were very forthcoming and revealed that more than half of employees who responded drive to work alone which makes the carpool initiative a great benefit for those individuals.


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:

St. John's University is registered as a University with Zip Car and two Zip Cars are available on the main Queens Campus. The program is administered by St. John's Campus Concierge.


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:

This type of flexible work arrangement allows an employee to work at home or at another off-site location for a specified number of hours per week. A combination of onsite
and off-site work may also be arranged under this option.


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:

The compressed workweek allows an employee to complete the standard fulltime weekly hours in fewer than five days per week. This arrangement is most conducive to non-exempt employees who work a standard 35, 37.5 or 40 hour workweek. An example of a compressed work arrangement for a 35-hour workweek might be Monday- Wednesday with hours from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Thursday with hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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 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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