Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.05
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jim Spice
Executive Director of Parking and Transportation
Parking and Transportation Services
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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 Recreation Center has an equipment rental program where students can pay a small fee for daily, weekend or weekly use of their fleet of bikes.


Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Due to COVID-19 impacts, Zipcar no longer provides this service for our campus.

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

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

The University has LEFE (Low Emission Fuel Efficient) preferential parking at many of the new builds. Parking & Transportation Services manages a current list of vehicles that meet LEFE expectations and work with parking pass owners to supply a LEFE sticker that allows them access to the preferential parking spaces.

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:

Alpine Garage has Level 2 EV charging stations. These are available to students and employee commuters with hub permits. There are also two stations available in the same location for visitors.

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:

UCCS Residence Life & Housing created an off-campus housing resource website that provides outlines of how to find housing, what questions to ask, and what variables to take into consideration when deciding where to live.

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:

Pedal Perks is UCCS' bicycle commuter incentive program that promotes active transportation as a way of integrating wellness and sustainability into our everyday lives.

PIPs is a UCCS-specific wellness and sustainability mobile app that students can earn cryptocurrency and redeem for scholarships, food, and other gift cards. PIPs are awarded for riding the Mountain Metro City Bus (fixed-routes) and biking to campus through the Pedal Perks program, which is measured using Dero ZAP bike counters.

UCCS’ approach to carpooling is to encourage students, faculty, and staff to share a permit and reduce their costs. There are two carpool preferential spaces located in Lot 222 near the core of campus. The University encourages the use of Waze Carpool- an app-based service that matches drivers and riders who are commuting similar times via similar routes.

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

The Parking & Transportation Services website was redesigned in 2019 to better represent and normalize transportation options as ways to get to campus. The site refocused from an emphasis on parking with a different site for transportation information. Due to COVID-19 impacts, our bus pass is no longer free for students and the carshare company Zipcar pulled their support and infrastructure from our campus. Both of these changes occurred June 2020.

Parking & Transportation Services
Off-Campus Housing
PIPs Program
Pedal Perks - Bike Incentive Program

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