Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.64
Liaison Beth Klein
Submission Date April 23, 2015
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STARS v2.0

State University of New York at Cortland
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 nasrin parvizi
AVP of Facilities Management
Facilities Management
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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:

the residence halls (Glass Tower) and Dragon Hall on campus have indoor bike storage as well as showers. There are also other residences that provide indoor bike storage on a as needed basis. The campus provides bike racks and the campus community bike program also enhance and encourages the use of bikes for staff and students. The staff fitness facilities provide lockers and showers for bikers.


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:

The campus has bike storage in all residence halls as well as outdoor bike rack near all academic buildings. In addition the campus has the community bike program open to all student, faculty and staff.


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 campus as part of City of Cortland has a bike policy and some special bike lanes.


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:

Community bike program provide free bikes for use by student and staff/faculty on various program. This program has been in place since 2005 and has been very sucessful.


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):

SUNY Cortland has had a transit system since 1999. There are 8 buses in the fleet, of which three are Propane powered. We run free student shuttle service from 7:30 AM through 3:00 AM weekdays and 11:00 AM through 3:00 AM weekends.


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:

SUNY Cortland sustainability web site provides links and addresses for staff to find matches in their vicinities for carpooling as well as some useful tips on how to do this. The Campus also is in the process of providing designated parking spaces available for carpooling.


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:

Staff members participate in a County Committees focused on improving County-wide and cross-county travel. Implementation of a Cortland County Mobility Manager is a result of these efforts. Mobility Manager has created the Way2GoCortland website.


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:

Campus has a web based platform - "My Red Dragon" that all employees can access designated programs such as e mail. It also provides VPN to access mainframe from remote locations. For instructional purposes the campus utilizes e blackboard, as well as the SUNY platform which enables faculty and staff to work at home. In addition there is tele-conferencing equipment available for meetings.


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:

Alternative work Schedules (AWS)are offered to all employees including a four day work week option.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of other sustainable transportation initiatives and programs:

A complete transit system with propane powered buses.


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