Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.35
Liaison Mo Lovegreen
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of California, Santa Barbara
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jewel Snavely
Campus Sustainability Coordinator, TGIF Grants Manager
Office of 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:

Some departments have their own bicycle storage allocation schemes, and bicycle lockers are available for an annual rental fee. Showers, towels, and clothing lockers are also available for bicycle commuters. To improve bicycle security, the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) offers UCSB students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to rent a bicycle locker in one of seven convenient campus locations.

Shower facilities for UCSB bicycle commuters are located in Robertson Gym and Physical Sciences North. Several departments also provide shower facilities for department members.


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)?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

The Campus has bicycle parking lots throughout the main campus and near all residential buildings. To see the locations of campus bicycle parking lots, use the link below.
http://link.map.geog.ucsb.edu/8r

To improve bicycle security, the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) offers UCSB students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to rent a bicycle locker in one of seven convenient campus locations.


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:

The University has 7 miles of Class I (separate from cars) bicycle paths.


Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

The University of California Santa Barbara does have some departments on campus that have department-owned bicycles for employee use. The UCSB campus does not yet offer bicycle-sharing to the public, but two bicycle shops adjacent to UCSB rent bicycles for short-term or long-term use. UCSB is in the process of launching a bicycle sharing program which is currently under campus review and should be available shortly.


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:

The University of California Santa Barbara offers free and reduced-price transit passes. Registered students have unlimited access to all Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) bus lines as part of their student registration fees. Transit is paid for by a lock-in fee of $13.13 per quarter per student. Faculty and Staff receive both transit discounts and the use of pre-tax payroll deductions to pay their transit fees.


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:

Through the UCSB Transportation Alternatives Program, students who have unexpected personal or family illness, or unexpected supervisor-approved overtime, are given the opportunity to use a UC vehicle for a round trip between UCSB and home. Students have as many as six uses of this program a year.


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:

Carpool discount permits are available to carpools that include at least TWO persons employed by UCSB at least 45% time: http://www.tps.ucsb.edu/programs-services/transportation-alternatives/what-carpool-program

Vanpools provide an inexpensive alternative transportation option for UCSB long-distance employee and student commuters. UCSB vanpools currently serve commuters from Santa Maria, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Solvang, Lompoc, Ventura, Camarillo and Thousand Oaks. http://www.tps.ucsb.edu/programs-services/transportation-alternatives/ucsb-vanpool-program

Traffic Solutions, a division of Santa Barbara County Association of Government (SBCAG), offers a carpool matching service to students and employees of UCSB at http://www.sbcag.org/traffic-solutions.html

Zimride is another carpool matching resource available to the campus community. Zimride is designed to offer UCSB students a chance to share seats in their own car or catch a ride. With the Zimride network, students can log in with their UCSB email address and search for UCSB friends, classmates, and coworkers going the same way.


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 of California Santa Barbara meets the required criteria for car sharing. UCSB currently has a ZipCar program that costs $25.00 per year for students, faculty, and staff, with a beginning incentive of $35.00 free driving provided in the first month. ZipCars are accessed on campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Members must be 18 or older to apply for this program and are given a Zipcard. Daily fees, including gas and insurance, are met under the yearly fee. Those aged 18-20 may only access campus ZipCars, whereas members 21+ have access to ZipCars around the world.


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:

There are Level 2 (240V) stations inside each of the parking structures: Parking structure 10, 18 (Mesa),22, AND 60. Parking structure 10 has four additional stations dedicated to Level 1 (120V) charging.

http://www.tps.ucsb.edu/commuter-options/electric-vehicle-services/plug-electric-vehicle-battery-charging


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:

The University of California Santa Barbara offers a telecommuting program for employees. This option is available to those who have jobs that are conducive to telecommuting. More information can be found at the link below.
http://www.telecommutingadvantage.com/ucsb/index.html


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:

UCSB offers a variety of condensed work week options, such as 4/40s (40 hours over the course of 4 days) and 9/80s (80 hours over 9 days). More information can be found at the link below.
http://www.hr.ucsb.edu/current-employees/managing-my-time-attendance/alternate-schedulestelecommutingreduced-schedules


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 of California Santa Barbara encourages employees to live close to campus by providing housing and or services for faculty and staff. For example Ocean Walk is a faculty housing community with over 160 units created under the authority of The Regents for the purpose of providing affordable workforce housing for faculty.
Additionally Sierra Madre Apartments is home to 36 newly constructed Staff & Faculty Rental Apartments (unfurnished).

The Office of Loan Programs (OLP) designs, delivers, and manages housing assistance programs for recruitment and retention of faculty and senior managers.


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:

Complimentary Line 28 between UCSB and the Camino Real Marketplace
Additional enhanced service between The Camino Real Marketplace, Isla Vista and UCSB on an ALL NEW UCSB-Funded MTD Line 28 bus line began in August 2016. UCSB Faculty, Staff and Students ride the line 28 at no cost.


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