Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jennifer Kearney
Submission Date Dec. 16, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Stevens Institute of Technology
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Darren Johnston
Business Services Manager
Campus Operations
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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:

Stevens Institute has at present 250+ bike racks for students who commute by bicycle in addition to full showers, storage lockers and other resources to facilitate ridership. In addition we will soon be launching a registration program for all bikes on campus. This will us monitor and improve accountability and safety for all bikes stored and rode on campus.


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:

Stevens provides bike cycle parking near all occupied residential buildings where we serve the greatest concentration of students. Near the center of our campus where our non residential buildings are centered, we have space for 100+ bikes. The balance of the rest of our bike storage is split between our residence halls on campus at various locations.


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:

Stevens follows the general and regulations for bike ridership instituted by the city of Hoboken, New Jersey. Due to spatial considerations the Institute does not have dedicated bike lanes or paths but every effort is made to accommodate and provide access and promote safety for bike ridership. Find the local policy for the city of Hoboken here: http://www.hobokennj.org/departments/transportation-parking/bicycling/


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:

Stevens will begin participating in a local bike sharing program shortly. Specifics regarding vendor selection, vendor bike share locations on or near campus, and other details are currently still in the planning stages with implementation slated for summer of 2015. More information is forthcoming.


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):

Stevens offers employees the opportunity to participate in a pre tax ticket and transit ridership program. The program is widely used by major companies and universities, Transitchek. Participation levels for staff and faculty who commute by public transportation at the Institute are near 75 percent according to HR who manages the program. In addition we have a shuttle program which consists of five vehicles four student centric and one commuter van primarily for staff and faculty. Participation from both of these groups for the shuttle program are high.


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?:
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?:
Yes
+ Date Revised: Jan. 6, 2016

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Stevens has an agreement with ZipCar, which has 3 different car pick-up areas on the campus.

+ Date Revised: Jan. 6, 2016

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:

Several staff members and professors either telecommute on a regular basis or have reduce hours or need to be physically on site. Regular meetings are set by the department head or manager and individuals with this status come in a recurring basis.


Does the institution offer a condensed work week option for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
No

A brief description of the condensed work week program:
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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:

Not to my knowledge even through key personnel do live either on campus or in Insitute owned/sponsored housing.


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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