|Submission Date||Feb. 25, 2020|
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation
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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 Retriever Fleet program works like checking out a basketball. Present your UMBC ID at the RAC Front Desk. You will need to sign a contract and be entered into a checkout log to receive a bicycle, combination lock and safety helmet. Return the bike and accessories to the RAC. The program is free of charge unless damage is done to the equipment due to negligence and/or vandalism.
Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
A brief description of the car sharing program:
UMBC partners with Zipcar.
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 preferential parking spots 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:
The University has 10 level 2 charging stations that are available to all on 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:
Employees may utilize UMBC transit at no cost. UMBC Transit provides safe, reliable, responsive shuttle and charter bus services to meet the transportation needs of the UMBC community. Shuttle routes have over 300 stops and cover residential communities near campus, as well as shopping areas surrounding UMBC. Additionally, employees are eligible to receive free ridership on Baltimore Mass Transit which serves the greater Baltimore Metro area.
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:
UMBC students who are interested in carpooling to and from campus with other students can visit our new carpool website at www.zimride.com/umbc. Students can post carpool ride wants or offers on the site, as well as create their own profile. Once students obtain a carpool permit they are Gabrielle to park in central carpool only parking lot.
UMBC employees are also receive an incentive to carpool with a reduced cost parking permit, a guaranteed ride home program, and may park in the centrally located carpool lot.
Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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