|Submission Date||March 6, 2020|
University of Massachusetts Amherst
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:
UMass Amherst participates in ValleyBike, a regional electric assist bike share program in the Pioneer Valley. There are 5 stations located on the campus.
The UMass Amherst Bike Library rental program provides free bicycles to students, faculty, and staff. The program is operated by the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Physical Plant and was made possible through a donation from the class of 2010. In Fall 2018, the SGA partnered with UMass Amherst Bike Coop to make sure that everyone who rented received a tune-up for their bike (paid by the SGA).
Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
A brief description of the car sharing program:
UMass Amherst has ZipCar
Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:
UMass has a Clean Vehicle Parking Permit
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 campus has significant EV Charging infrastructure on campus for all visitors and permit holders with electric vehicles. We have 2 Level III (fast) chargers and 14 Duel head Level II chargers on the campus. A complete map of all charging infrastructure on campus can be found on ChargePoint website here: https://na.chargepoint.com/charge_point
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:
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:
UMass Transportation Services has a Commuter Options Program including participation in the statewide program Baystate Commute (awards program for alternative commuting), Carpool permits, Emergency Ride Home program, Van Pools program, and a Bicycle Commute Program.
Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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