Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.58
Liaison Derek Nichols
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University at Buffalo
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Chris Austin
Assistant Director
UB Parking & Transportation Services
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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:

UB has a storage container that can accommodate over 100 bicycles. Alumni Arena and the Elicott complex provide shower facilities and lockers for bicycle commuters on the North campus. Clark hall provides these facilities on the South campus.


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:

UB currently has parking space for 1,000 bicycles and commuters can rent lockers through the Pro Shop on North and South 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:

UB has a traffic safety committee as well as a bicycle committee to ensure all future streets projects are bicycle and pedestrian friendly.

The City of Buffalo adopted a complete streets policy in 2008 that mandates infrastructure for safe bicycle and pedestrian commuting. https://ecode360.com/13626736


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:

UB Bikeshare currently has a fleet of 50 bicycles through both campuses that can be used by students and faculty/staff.


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:

Medical students and faculty/staff can receive reduced transit passes. Also UB students are eligible for the Metro CRAM pass


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:

UB works with gobuffaloniagara.org for ride sharing program and matching


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:

The University at Buffalo has partnered with Zipcar Inc., to provide the campuses with access to the world's leading car-sharing service. UB currently has 14 Zipcars on campus.


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:

The University has four pilot Level 2 charging stations throughout the campus that are available for students, employees and the community.


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?:
Yes

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

The University at Buffalo Home Loan Guaranty Program, an initiative to encourage UB employees to purchase homes as a means of stabilizing neighborhoods around its campuses


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:

Nearby apartment complexes do offer some shuttle services to campuses so that residents do not have to drive their own cars.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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