|Submission Date||Feb. 11, 2022|
University of Massachusetts Lowell
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 Lowell has the Freewheelers bike sharing program. This program provides free bicycles for students, faculty and staff. Once a person is registered, he/she can check out and return a bike at any of the campus check-out stations. Bicycles are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and the program has continued to expand year-over-year. More information cam be found at uml.edu/bike
Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
A brief description of the car sharing program:
UMass Lowell participates in Zipcar, an on-campus, on-demand car rental service.
Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:
Preferred parking is offered for both zero-emission and fuel efficient vehicles across the university.
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:
UMass Lowell has Level 2 EV charging stations across campus at all 3 major campus hubs.
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:
UMass Lowell instituted a 'Live-in-Lowell' program in 2015: https://www.uml.edu/HR/Employee-Benefits/Benefited-Employees/Live-In-Lowell-Program.aspx
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:
The Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) provides public transit to the UMass Lowell campus with three routes: Route 6, Route 7, and Route 9. The bus routes connect the university campus with downtown Lowell and the Gallagher Intermodal Transportation Center with connections to the MBTA Commuter Rail and Merrimack Valley RTA service. To support the use of transit by commuters, the university developed partnerships with the LRTA and MVRTA offering faculty, staff and students the ability to ride all LRTA buses and MVRTA Route 1/41 at no cost to the user by simply showing their UMass Lowell UCARD.
Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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