Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.77
Liaison Andrew Porter
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Cincinnati
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Daniel Hart
Sustainability Coordinator
Planning + Design + Construction
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Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

The Office of Sustainability managed the Bearcat Bike Share, a program that is run out of the UC Bike Kitchen. Bicycles can be checked out, at no cost, to anyone with a UCID at the UC Bike Kitchen. The bicycles are available for check out at the UC Bike Kitchen during their normal hours. Bikes can be checked out for up to one week at a time. Late fees are assessed if the bike is not returned by the due date.

Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:

UC participates in the Zipcar car sharing program, hosting 7 Zipcars on campus.

Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

UC has multiple locations giving preferential parking for EV, hybrid, and fuel efficient vehicles. In example of this is in the Eden Garage.

Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

The University of Cincinnati has four electric vehicle charging stations. A valid University of Cincinnati parking permit is required to use the standard charging stations at:

Clifton Court Garage
Panzeca Way (roadway that runs behind the west side of Eden Garage)
Corry Garage
The fast charging station is open to anyone and is located on Daniels Street, next to Daniels Hall.

Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:

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?:

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:

UC offers the platform Zimride by Enterprise to all UC faculty, staff, and students. UC operates a free campus shuttle system which includes 10 routes. Shuttles run throughout the day and evenings, both during the week and on weekends. In addition to the shuttles, UC also offers its affiliates two options for discounted fares on Cincinnati Metro buses. One option is free to participate in and reduces the riders fare to $1 for most rides. A second option carries some upfront cost, which varies for students versus employees, and allows the rider to ride any bus for free.UC's bike plan contains goals and objectives for infrastructure and programming related to bicycling on campus. It was drafted in coordination with the City of Cincinnati's plan. also, UCIT has instituted a Flexwork and Telecommuting Program in order to promote better work/life balance for UCIT employees, help alleviate the increased cost in commuting expenses due to current gasoline prices, increase employee retention, improve employee recruitment, increase morale as well as productivity, allow for flexible work scheduling due to bad winter weather or illness outbreaks (Flu, etc.), and to benefit the Cincinnati community through less congestion and air pollution. This program includes telecommuting, a compressed work week schedule, as well as a flexible work week.

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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