Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.50
Liaison Derek Nichols
Submission Date May 17, 2022

STARS v2.2

University at Buffalo
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Chris Austin
Assistant Director
UB Parking & Transportation Services
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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 are actively used by students and faculty/staff.


Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
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 offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
Yes

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

The University provides 32 preferential parking spaces (the closest to academic buildings on campus) for electric vehicle only charging.


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 Level 2 charging stations throughout the campus that are available for students, employees and the community use. See:
https://www.buffalo.edu/parking/parking-places/special-purpose-parking-places/electric-vehicles.html and
https://www.buffalo.edu/ubnow/stories/2021/03/ev-policy.html


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

http://www.buffalo.edu/administrative-services/ub-home-loan.html


Does the institution have other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
Yes

A brief description of other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting:

Nearby apartment complexes offer shuttle services to campuses to reduce residential single occupancy commuting.


Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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