Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.02
Liaison Beth Klein
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

State University of New York at Cortland
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Matt Brubaker
Energy Manager
Facilites Operation adn Services
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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:

Glass Tower and Dragon Hall on campus have indoor bike storage and showers for their residents and other residence halls provide indoor bike storage on an as-needed basis. The campus provides bike racks and the campus community bike program encourages the use of bikes for staff and students. Public showers are available for all students and staff in the Park Center (main athletic and academic fitness facility) and Student Life Center (fitness & wellness center).


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:

The campus has bike storage in all residence halls as well as outdoor bike racks 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 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?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:

The campus as part of City of Cortland has a bike policy and designated bike lanes and bike routes.


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.


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:

SUNY Cortland has had a transit system since 1999. There are 8 buses in the fleet, of which three are Propane powered. Free campus shuttle service is available to anyone on campus 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 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?:
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:

SUNY Cortland participates in the Zipcar program. This offers car sharing to anyone in the community 18-years or older. In addition to Zipcar, SUNY Cortland partners with other County-level 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 email. 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 that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week option:

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?:
Yes

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:

We have the "Live in Cortland" program which includes a home ownership program that offers a down-payment grant which helps encourage living near campus.
http://www2.cortland.edu/faculty-staff/live-in-cortland/homeownership-program.dot


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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