Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.79
Liaison Ryan Chabot
Submission Date April 23, 2024

STARS v2.2

University of Central Florida
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Ryan Chabot
Sustainability Coordinator
Arboretum and Sustainability Initiatives
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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:
UCF offers a bicycle sharing program called Bike N' Gold. With a valid UCF ID, students can rent bicycles, locks, helmets, and lights at the Student Union for free. This program is sponsored by Student Government.

https://studentunion.ucf.edu/faq/bike-n-gold/

Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the car sharing program:
UCF Student Government partners with the company Lyft to offer students monthly discounts and encourage use of the rideshare service. The Lyft pass can be renewed monthly and grants two $7.50 ride discounts on rides that pick up or drop-off within UCF’s Ride Smart zone.

https://studentgovernment.ucf.edu/services/transportation/lyft/

Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
No

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:
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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:
UCF Parking and Transportation has 8 designated Electric Vehicle charging stations throughout the main campus, all of which are Level 2 charging stations.

https://parking.ucf.edu/resources/ev-charging-stations/

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:
UCF encourages employees to live near campus by offering 15 off-campus shuttle routes that serve 22 different apartment complexes around UCF main campus and the Research Park area. Complimentary access to all Central Florida Transit Authority Lynx buses is also available with a valid UCF Student, Staff, or Faculty Identification card.

https://parking.ucf.edu/transportation/off-campus/

https://parking.ucf.edu/transportation/ucf-and-lynx/

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:
UCF offers an extensive shuttle service to reduce the amount of students and staff commuting to and within campus on weekdays. The intra-campus shuttle named the Pegasus Express has 11 designated shuttle stops around campus that serve the most populated buildings, reducing the need for personal vehicles. There are also shuttles going to UCF’s other campuses: the Lake Nona, Rosen, and Downtown campuses. Furthermore, there is a grocery shuttle that goes to the nearest shopping center every Tuesday. All UCF shuttles are free to use with a valid UCF ID.

https://parking.ucf.edu/transportation/intra-campus/

https://parking.ucf.edu/transportation/health-sciences-campus/

https://parking.ucf.edu/transportation/rosen-campus/

https://parking.ucf.edu/transportation/ucf-downtown/

https://parking.ucf.edu/transportation/grocery-shuttle/

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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