Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.87
Liaison Kevin Kirsche
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Georgia
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 1.00 Nate Shear
Sustainability Metrics Intern
Office of Sustainability
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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:
Bulldog Bike Share, UGA’s campus bike share program, is a collaboration between the Gotcha App and the Office of Sustainability. Designed to encourage alternative transportation and promote health and wellness at UGA, Bulldog Bike Share allows UGA students and employees to rent and return electric pedal-assist bikes from a variety of hubs on campus. Individuals may participate in the Bulldog Bikes bike share program by downloading the Gotcha Mobility App, locating a bike, and scanning them to unlock access.

It costs $2 to unlock and $0.10 per minute of ride time. These bikes offer an easy way to take short trips around campus while avoiding traffic and reducing emissions from single-occupancy cars.


Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:

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

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

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:
UGA has 6 different ChargePoint Level 2 charge stations in three parking decks on the main campus.

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:
The UGA Health Sciences Campus is within walking, biking and bus distance from UGA main campus in Athens. The Health Sciences Campus includes residential facilities that provide convenient and comfortable living accommodations at an affordable cost to visiting scholars. Each residence features furnishings, air conditioning, high speed/wireless Internet access, cable television and window blinds. Common areas include kitchens, laundry rooms and living rooms.

UGA offers family and graduate housing for students and their families, with amenities such as on-campus location, play areas for children, community garden and low costs. For more information: http://housing.uga.edu/family-graduate.

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:
UGA Transportation and Parking Services offers the Alternative Transportation Program that provides up to two free days of parking per month for students and employees who otherwise commute using alternative transportation. https://tps.uga.edu/parking

The UGA reCYCLE program provides refurbished bikes free of charge to students, faculty and staff in need of affordable transportation options. https://sustainability.uga.edu/campus-operations/transportation/

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