Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Lisa Mitten
Submission Date March 8, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.40 / 2.00 Lisa Mitten
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Campus 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:

The SUNY New Paltz Athletic and Wellness Center provides secure bicycle storage, showers, and lockers that can be used by commuters. All students have memberships to the Athletics and Wellness Center that are included in their tuition. Faculty and staff can use the lockers and showers for free as part of the union contract. There is a large bicycle rack outside of the building for secure storage and there are showers and lockers inside the building.


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)?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

Bike racks are available across campus. Indoor, secure bike storage is available to students living in Crispell Hall, Lenape Hall, and Ridgeview Hall. LeFevre Hall, Ridgeview Hall, and Bevier Hall offer covered bike storage racks.


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:
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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 Athletics and Wellness Center operates a bike share program and a mountain bike rental program. Road bikes are available to rent by the semester. Mountain bikes are available to rent by the day.


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 UCAT's New Paltz Loop Bus is free to all students, faculty and staff.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:

SUNY New Paltz students, faculty, and staff can participate in NYS Department of Transportation's Guarenteed Ride Program, a program of 511NYRideshare. https://511nyrideshare.org/web/511ny-rideshare-downstate/guaranteed-ride-program


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 New Paltz encourages students, faculty, and staff to use New York State Department of Transportation's 511NYRideshare program.
Students - https://511nyrideshare.org/web/suny-new-paltz-students/home
Employees - https://511nyrideshare.org/web/suny-new-paltz-staff-and-faculty/home


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:

Campus Auxiliary Services at SUNY New Paltz runs a ZipCar program. Two cars located at the Route 32 parking lot can be rented by students, faculty, and staff. For more information, visit: http://newpaltzcas.com/zip.html


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:

SUNY New Paltz has 3 EV car charging stations with a total of 6 ports. One station is located at the Route 32 lot and two stations are located at the Elting Gym lot. The EV charging station is open to students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Additionally, the new permable pavement parking lot located on Route 32 is built to be "EV-charging station-ready". New EV charging stations can be easily implemented when demand for EV charging exceeds the current 3 ports / 6 parking spots.


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:

SUNY New Paltz has been investigating the possibility of a 4-day work schedule for the summers only.


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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