|Submission Date||June 28, 2013|
University of Calgary
OP-T2-33: Cash-out of Parking
Student and Enrolment Services
Does the institution allow commuters to cash out of parking spaces (i.e., it pays employees who do not drive to work)?:
University of Calgary requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: Yes
Explanation: Revising response following data inquiry.
University of Calgary requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: No
Explanation: Additional information provided.
A brief description of the program:
This STARS credit recognizes institutions that provide financial incentives for not parking. It is predicated on the notion that parking is often free on campus and therefore an appropriate financial incentive for people to reduce their use of the campus parking is to pay them not to park. The intent of this credit can similarly be achieved by financial deterrents for parking.
Instead of giving money to people who do not drive and park on campus, the University of Calgary charges for the use of parking spaces and reinvests that income in ways that benefit the campus community. Employees or students who chooses not to purchase parking can avoid this cost thus a reward for alternate commuting choices. The TDM Encyclopedia of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute recognizes both parking pricing and parking cash out in their list of financial incentives to encourage alternative commute modes.
As such the University of Calgary believes the intent of this credit has been met.
University of Calgary requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: The U of C does not offer a cash out of parking option. However, all commuters pay for parking either through daily rates or parking permits. Those who choose not to drive are "paid" for not driving to work by not incurring this additional expense.
Explanation: Addressing recent data inquiry.
The website URL where information about the program is available: