Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 84.99
Liaison Pierre Lemay
Submission Date Dec. 12, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Universite Laval
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Pierre Lemay
Development Advisor
Office of the Vice Rector, External and International Affairs and Health
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

Yes. We have 224 secure bicycle storage, 20 shower facilities, and 128 lockers for bicycle accessible to all commuters.

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)?:

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

There are more than 2,533 short-term bicycle parking spots on campus and multiples long-term bicycle storage near all residences where residents can leave their bicycle for longer periods

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?:

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

On the maps, you can found the entire pedestrian (https://www.ssp.ulaval.ca/deplacements/pietons/) and bike lanes and infrastructures (https://www.ssp.ulaval.ca/deplacements/cyclistes/infrastructures-cyclistes/). Also, you can found where the showers, the bike fixing stations, and the bike storage are.

Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

We have a bicycle sharing program at Laval University since 13 years. The fleet includes 56 bikes.This service is free for 3hrs or less, and at low cost for up to 3 days.

Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:

A brief description of the mass transit programs:

The local transit operators offer a program called L’abonne BUS. This program is offering a discount of 10% on the monthly bus pass. This program is only available via the employer. The same program has been deal between the students associations and the local transit operator. In 2018-2019, 2418 students and 376 employees subscribed to this program. As a pilot project, new employees benefit one free monthly bus pass enabling them to try and to adopt public transit as a regular commuting habit.

Since September 2019, all full time students have access to the public transit U-Pass (universal pass = Laissez-passer universitaire). The fees of the pass is included in the academic fees at 50% of the regular price. This program has been created by the student associations in partnership with the university and the two local transit operators. For more information : https://www.ulaval.ca/etudiants-actuels/etudes/laissez-passer-universitaire

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

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:

The aim of Université Laval’s Guaranteed Ride Home program is to reassure employees who use sustainable transport by giving them the option of using a taxi in the event of an urgent or unexpected situation so long as they have their employer’s permission to leave work. Taxi costs are reimbursed by the employer.

Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:

Université Laval participates in a carpool/vanpool program. Since 2010, we have a signed contract with a supplier to get a carpooling platform offered to the entire university community. This service is free for urban and daily lifts. http://www.ulaval.covoiturage.ca/

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?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Université Laval has a partnership with the enterprise Communauto, who is specialized in car sharing. We have 11 spaces for Communauto vehicles for car sharing with reservation and with no reservation.

Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

The main campus has 3 recharging stations with two chargers (level 2) each. Stations are accessible to students, employees and visitors. Two more charging station is currently under construction.

Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:

A brief description of the telecommuting program:

Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:

A brief description of the condensed work week option:

The administrative employees (about 3000 employees, including executives) have access to condensed work week options, which is called "Programme conciliation travail-vie personnelle".

Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:

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

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)?:

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

- Discounts on daily parking are given to employees who come to work with sustainable transportation. https://www.ssp.ulaval.ca/deplacements/sur-le-campus/permis-de-stationnement-a-rabais/

- As a pilot projet, we have an agreement with 5 public transit operators to procure free public transit pass for new employees for a limited time (trial).

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

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