Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.08
Liaison Leah Ceperley
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Dayton
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.60 / 2.00 Matthew Worsham
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities Management
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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:

Bicycle commuters are offered facilities and storage of bikes as close to their office areas as possible on a case-by-case basis. There are at least 3 locations on campus where bicycle commuters are able to take advantage of both storage and shower facilities.


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)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

Bike racks with capacity for multiple bikes are located near all residence halls and all academic and administrative buildings. Most residence halls have secure indoor bike storage available as well.


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:

Bicyclists must obey Ohio traffics laws. On campus, however, bikes are encouraged. By Ohio traffic law, there are specific penalties for failing to yield to a bicyclist when turning. The City of Dayton mandates penalties for motor vehicle users who ‘door’ bicyclists. It is further illegal to park or drive in a bike lane. Local police officers are required to have bicycle-related training in the form basic academy training, association with the International Police Mountain Bike Association, and bicycle certification for officers. Officers distribute bike safety and theft deterrent information to the university bicycling community.


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:

Students in our Fitz Center for Leadership in Community have developed a bike share program. Students are able to check out bikes from our Recreation Complex equipment center for free. The University also participates in the Dayton LinkBikes bike-sharing system, with multiple stations located across campus and across the city.


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:

A free campus shuttle is provided for student use. The shuttle connects the Irving Commons apartment complex to RecPlex, Fitz Hall, Roesch Library, and River Campus. It is used by students commuting from this apartment complex as well as other students and employees without vehicles who travel between the central campus and outlying areas. Through a partnership with the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority and other local entities, UD offers free public transportation on The Flyer, a shuttle service that connects campus with downtown via three “green fleet” hybrid buses that run on a continuous loop.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:
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Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:
No

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:
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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 participates in the ZipCar car-sharing 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:

There are seven Level 2 charging stations on campus, each with two chargers.


Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
No

A brief description of the telecommuting program:
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Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
No

A brief description of the condensed work week option:
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Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:
No

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

The campus has been redesigned over the years as a "walking campus." Paved roads were replaced with brick walkways to provide better access for pedestrians and cyclists.


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