Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.59
Liaison Julie Price
Submission Date July 29, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Alabama at Birmingham
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Scott Jones
Sustainabilty Intern
UAB 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:

UAB Pilot Bike Locker Program
UAB Parking and Transportation/UAB School of Medicine/UAB Sustainability
Bicycle lockers safeguard your bicycle by providing protection from theft, vandalism, and inclement weather. The lockers are designed to hold one bicycle each as well as bicycle gear. UAB is piloting a bike locker program with 22 lockers at the ground floor plaza of Lister Hill Library for the academic year 2016-2017. The space inside is approximately: 4' high x 6' 5" deep x 3' wide at the door and narrows toward the back of the locker. Most standard bicycles will fit inside. Longer bicycles such as tandem bikes or some recumbent bikes will not fit into the lockers. Students, faculty, or staff in the School of Medicine may participate in this pilot program. To rent a locker, individuals may apply through the link below on the Parking and Transportation website. All locker rentals cost $100 per year, and are subject to availability. Payments are accepted by credit cards, checks, and money orders. Once renters have been assigned a locker, they are given a locker number and must immediately apply a padlock to the locker to prevent others from occupying the locker.


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:

All UAB buildings have park racks within reasonable distance of the main entrance. We have new branded racks with 3-point locking design that are being distributed to replace some older, less functional racks. New construction projects have bike calculation requirements based on occupancy. At residence halls, we have large capacity racks for residents and some racks within the residence hall parking decks for student bike parking.


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?:
No

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

The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham started a bikeshare program for the city that is now administered through a non-profit, REV Birmingham. UAB Committed to several stations on campus and funded the pads to host the stations. We communicate the program to our internal audience.

https://www.uab.edu/sustainability/bikeuab/zyp-bikeshare


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:

We have a free campus circulator bus system.

http://www.uab.edu/blazerexpress/


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

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:

We are partners with the Birmingham CommuteSmart program who administers the incentives and guaranteed return trip feature of the carpool and vanpool programs for registered participants.

http://www.uab.edu/parking/parking/students/carpool


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:

Vanpool participants have free parking in preferred spots. Carpoolers have reduced parking and preferred spots.

http://www.uab.edu/parking/parking/students/carpool


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:

Yes, in partnership with Enterprise we have a carshare service based at the Residence Halls.

https://www.enterprisecarshare.com/us/en/programs/university/uab.html


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the telecommuting program:

Yes, we have a policy. Telecommuting approval is based on the needs of the position.

http://www.uab.edu/humanresources/home/images/Forms/TELECOMMUTING-GUIDELINES--5-27-16.pdf


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

A brief description of the condensed work week option:

Our alternative work schedule policy for condensed work week, 10 month schedule, etc are here:

http://www.uab.edu/humanresources/home/images/M_images/Records_Administration/PDFS/Alternative_Workschedules_Guidelines.pdf


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)?:
Yes

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

Our partnership with CommuteSmart provides cash incentives and gift cards to registrants that employ alternative commute options each month.

http://www.commutesmart.org/birmingham/partner-spotlight/university-of-alabama-at-birmingham/


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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