Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.89
Liaison Micah Kenfield
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Micah Kenfield
Sustainability Coordinator
Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and 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 for all occupied buildings and makes long-term bicycle storage available for students who live on-site (if applicable)?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:
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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:
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:

Certain departments on campus have localized bike-share programs, and University is currently finalizing an effort to have a campuswide bike share launched by early FY18.


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:

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 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 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?:
Yes

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

LEVEL 1 CHARGING SPACES
Twenty designated parking spaces with outlets for Level 1 charging can be found across campus. There is no charging fee associated with Level 1 charging; standard parking rates apply.
LEVEL 2 CHARGING STATION
Currently we have two designated parking spaces designed for Level 2 charging. The charging session fee for Level 2 charging is $2/hr for the first four hours of service and $8/hr for each additional hour.


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 that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week option:

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 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:

Electric vehicles are offered prime parking locations in certain campus lots as well as charging stations.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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