Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.06
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date March 17, 2015
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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Stephanie Lage
Assistant Director
Ctr for Sustainable Environment
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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:

The Business Instructional Facility provides secure bicycle storage with convenient changing/shower facilities to reduce impacts from automobile use.


Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking (e.g. racks) within 50 ft (15 m) of all occupied, non-residential buildings and make long-term bicycle storage available within 330 ft (100 m) of all residence halls (if applicable)?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:
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Does the institution have a “complete streets” or bicycle accommodation policy (or adhere to a local community policy) and/or have a continuous network of dedicated bicycle and pedestrian paths and lanes?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle/pedestrian policy and/or network:
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:

The Illinois Cross-Campus Bicycles (ICCB) program is within the departments of Kinesiology and Community Health, and is available for the faculty, staff, and paid graduate students of each department. This program was founded by Professor Wojciech Chodzko-Zajko in 2008 and has been running successfully since then.


Is the institution certified as a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists (U.S.) or under a similar third party certification covering non-motorized transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the certification, including date certified and level:

In 2011, the University applied for and was granted Bronze-level certification as a Bicycle Friendly University from the League of American Bicyclists.


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 program(s), including availability, participation levels, and specifics about discounts or subsidies offered (including pre-tax options):

For over twenty years, the UI has been collaborating with the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District to provide universal access to the community transit system. All visitors on campus can board a bus for free from designated stops, and all campus employees and students can use the city wide system at no additional charge. This system includes campus specific routes with high frequency schedules, and off campus routes to all areas of town. The ridership is very high for the area, and the MTD has been working towards being more sustainable with the purchase of hybrid buses for the majority of their vehicle fleet.


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

A brief description of the GRT 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 UI partnered with other transportation entities in town to bring the Zipcar program to the community. This program provides 6-12 vehicles for hourly usage by UI students or employees at a discounted annual membership rate, and to the full community or out of town visitors for the standard membership charge. The hourly rates include gasoline, insurance, maintenance, and storage of the vehicles, and they have coincided with a dramatic decrease in parking permit purchases in the University District.


Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
No

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:
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Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
Yes

A brief description of the telecommuting program:

As mentioned before flexible work scheduled are handled on a case by case basis. However, with the advances in technology, a great deal of work can be conducted from almost anywhere. We also utilize several techniques for videoconferencing and teleconferencing.


Does the institution offer a condensed work week option for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week program:

Flexible work schedules are considered on a case by case basis.


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:

All students and employees are issued an id card when they arrive on campus. Many businesses in the Champaign and Urbana communities offer discounts to those who show a campus identification card.


Does the institution have other incentives or programs to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
No

A brief description of other sustainable transportation initiatives and programs:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable transportation program(s) is available:
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