Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.82
Liaison Rebecca Collins
Submission Date Dec. 10, 2020
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Temple University
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Rebecca Collins
Director of Sustainability
Office of 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:

Person / McGonigle Complex has storage/showers/lockers and is accessible to commuters. https://bike.temple.edu/biking-temple/showers


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:

Temple has indoor storage located in each residence hall on campus and over 1,900 outdoor bike parking spaces on Main Campus. Most campus buildings have bike racks installed within 50 ft. The university installed secure bike storage in the Montgomery Garage and installed a secured bike facility outside of the College of Engineering. In fall 2017, the university also installed covered parking amenities in the north, south and central areas on campus.


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:

Temple is an urban campus which operates under the city's Complete Streets Guidelines. The city controls the street and sidewalk right-of-way.


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:

Temple’s Main Campus hosts three stations as part of Philadelphia’s city-owned bicycle-sharing program, Indego, which opened for business Thursday, April 23. The program offers 400-plus bikes at more than 60 locations around Philadelphia, from Kensington to Point Breeze to University City. Temple’s Main Campus stations can be found at Tuttleman Center on Montgomery Avenue at 13th Street, at White Hall on Diamond Street & Broad Street, and at the Temple Regional Rail Station on Berks Avenue at 10th Street. Two more stations are located near campus: one at Broad and Oxford Streets and one at Oxford and 10th Streets.


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:

Temple University offers full time students the option to purchase a discounted, semester long transit pass. The pass provides a 10% discount on SEPTA fares. In addition, employees can participate in the WageWorks program, which enables them to purchase transit passes or tokens using pre-tax dollars.


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?:
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

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Main Campus and Health Science campus offer car sharing through Enterprise CarShare and Zip Car. Cars are available on or within walking distance to campus. There are also discounts available to the Temple community for both of the car sharing programs. Many of the cars on or near campus are hybrids.


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:

Temple has a total of 9 charging stations. Five are located on Main Campus (3 Montgomery Garage, 2 Liacouras) and four are located at the Health Science Campus.


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:

The university has a telecommute program available; however, its availability varies by department.


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:
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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:

The University has established a program that provides financial support for full-time staff and faculty who purchase homes in the communities surrounding its Main and Health Science campuses. In partnership with the City of Philadelphia, Temple is offering financial support and access to programs aimed at putting home ownership within reach for its faculty and staff. Through a combination of these programs, full-time Temple employees may be eligible to receive up to $9,000 in funding toward the purchase of homes within selected Philadelphia zip codes.


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)?:
Yes

A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:

Discounted rates are available to the Temple community who use carshare.
A 15% discount is available to the Temple community for the purchase of bikes at select vendors. The university also installed a bike fix it stations on campus for easy and free access to bike repair amenities. The university also offers Flight, an Uber-style shuttle service. This program is available to the Temple community at night and is designed to encourage students to live nearby.


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