Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.29
Liaison Ezra Small
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Massachusetts Amherst
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Ezra Small
Sustainability Manager
Physical Plant
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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:
UMass Amherst participates in ValleyBike, a regional electric assist bike share program in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. The communities of Amherst, Chicopee, Easthampton, Holyoke, Northampton, South Hadley, Springfield and West Springfield, along with the University of Massachusetts and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission have contracted a collaboration and partnership with Bewegen Technologies to bring bike share to the region.

There are 6 stations located on the campus and a 7th station being planned for 2023. UMass is a founding member of the regional bikeshare committee that planned and advocated for the program since 2014 prior to the program being implemented in 2018.

www.valleybike.org

Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the car sharing program:
UMass Amherst ZipCar
http://www.zipcar.com/umass

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
https://www.umass.edu/transportation/car-rentals-0

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

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:
UMass has a Zero Emission Vehicle Permit Discount Program:
https://www.umass.edu/transportation/clean-vehicle-permits-0

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:
The campus has significant EV Charging infrastructure on campus for all visitors and permit holders with electric vehicles. We have 54 total Level II charging heads on the main UMass Amherst campus (46 at UMass Amherst) and Mt. Ida campus (8 at Mt. Ida). 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?:
No

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:
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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?:
Yes

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.
https://www.umass.edu/transportation/commuter-options

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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