Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.46
Liaison Fortino Morales
Submission Date April 21, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of California, Riverside
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.88 / 2.00 Irma Henderson
Alternative Transportation Manager
Transportation & Parking 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:

Several buildings on campus have indoor bike storage and shower facilities. Also, cyclists registered in the Alternative Transportation program are given access to locker and shower facilities in the Physical Education building.


Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking (e.g. racks) within 50 ft (15 m) of all occupied, non-residential buildings and make long-term bicycle storage available within 330 ft (100 m) of all residence halls (if applicable)?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

The campus has the capacity to parking over 3000 bicycles. However, there are some areas where the bike racks are more than 50 ft. from the building.


Does the institution have a “complete streets” or bicycle accommodation policy (or adhere to a local community policy) and/or have a continuous network of dedicated bicycle and pedestrian paths and lanes?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle/pedestrian policy and/or network:

Bike infrastructure is on campus is outlined by the campus' Multi-Modal Transportation Strategy and is worked into the City's Bicycle Master Plan.


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:

UCR has just entered into an agreement with Zagster to provide a bike sharing program to all UCR community members. The initial cost of the program is covered by the student Green Campus Action Plan.


Is the institution certified as a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists (U.S.) or under a similar third party certification covering non-motorized transportation?:
No

A brief description of the certification, including date certified and level:
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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 program(s), including availability, participation levels, and specifics about discounts or subsidies offered (including pre-tax options):

All UCR affiliated individuals that qualify for a University ID card are eligible to ride any Riverside Transit Agency fixed transit route for free.


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

A brief description of the GRT program:

All registered participants in the Alternative Transportation Programs have access to a GRT.


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:

Carpooler permit holders received 50% subsidy on the cost of their parking permits.

The campus subsidizes approx. 40% of the vanpool program costs.


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 campus has 3 Zipcars on campus; any student, staff, and faculty at least 18 years old are eligible to enroll in the program.


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 campus has 8 dual-head chargers. The Center for Environmental Research and Technology has another 5 chargers, one level 3, that are powered by 100% solar energy at the research center 1.8 miles from campus.


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:

Alternate Work Schedules are a part of the campus Work/Life program and allow staff and departments some flexibility in defining when, where and how work is done. Telecommuting is a work arrangement, requiring organizational unit approval, in which some or all of the work assigned to an eligible employee is conducted at a non-University worksite


Does the institution offer a condensed work week option for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week program:

Alternate Work Schedules are a part of the campus Work/Life program and allow staff and departments some flexibility in defining when, where and how work is done. A compressed work week is where an employee works a 9/80, 4/40, or 3/36 schedule.


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 Mortgage Origination Program was created by the University of California to offset the negative impact of California housing prices by providing competitive first mortgages to eligible Riverside faculty and senior management to assist them in the purchase of a principal residence within a reasonable commuting distance of their campus.


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

A brief description of other sustainable transportation initiatives and programs:

Participants in the Green Office Certification receive points for the percentage of staff that use alternative transportation for commuting.


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable transportation program(s) is available:

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