Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.09
Liaison DeLayne Miller
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Tennessee Technological University
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Maci Arms
Student Worker
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:

Each campus building has at least one bike rack in order to provide easily accessible storage to bicycle commuters. These bike racks are free to access, and monitored by campus police to ensure safety and prevent overcrowding. Shower facilities are available to all of the campus community in the TN Tech Fitness Center. At this location, there are various bike racks, as well as a bicycle rental and return station as a part of our campus Bike Share Program. Bicycle commuters also have the option to rent locks and helmets at this location for free. Bike lanes have also been installed on campus in order to improve biker safety.
https://www.tntech.edu/sustainability/bikeshare.php


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:

Every building on campus has at least one set of bike racks. They are routinely monitored to ensure that overcrowding of the racks is never an issue. However, long-term bike storage is not available.
https://www.tntech.edu/sustainability/index.php
https://www.tntech.edu/sustainability/bikeshare.php


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:

Bike rules and standards are available through campus police. These are incorporated into the Parking, Traffic, and Safety Enforcement Policy. Also,the University's bike safety, rules, and regulations can all be found on the Bikeshare website.
https://www.tntech.edu/parking/pdf/policy415.pdf
https://www.tntech.edu/sustainability/bikeshare.php


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:

Tennessee Tech has an on campus bike share program, to rent bikes, locks, and helmets to students at no cost.
https://www.tntech.edu/sustainability/bikeshare.php


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:

There is a complimentary shuttle service available to all students, faculty and staff, including two routes that serve the whole campus. A free app with real-time locations of each shuttle has been created and is used by the campus community. Additionally, the bus routes are posted on the campus website. All students are made aware of this transportation option during freshmen orientation.
https://www.tntech.edu/parking/shuttles.php


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?:
No

A brief description of the car sharing program:
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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?:
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:
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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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