|Submission Date||March 13, 2019|
University of Miami
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation
|2.00 / 2.00||
Environmental Health and Safety
Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:
Over 1,700 bike racks located campus-wide are available to all bicycle commuters. Showers and daily lockers are available at the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center and our Don Soffer Wellness Center. Bike racks are immediately available in front of the wellness centers. The medical campus has secure bicycle storage.
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)?:
A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:
Short-term bicycle parking is available in front of most buildings on campus. Long-term parking is available in front of all dormitories. Bicycle parking was strategically placed and continues to be strategically placed based on needs per building. There are some covered shelters but parking is mostly open air. For enrolled students that are taking a semester off (study abroad) there is enclosed storage space for them to keep their bike.
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?:
A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:
The university has a bicycle policy that adheres to Florida Statutes. The policy includes its own policies about abandoned bikes, improperly parked, pedestrian and bike safety, ADA and obstruction penalties.
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 University has not engaged as of now in a bike share program on campus, but is allowing dock less bike share program from our surrounding municipalities to use campus premises. Parking of bikes from any bike share program falls under the same policy as regular owned bikes and therefore have to be parked at designated bike racks.
Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
A brief description of the mass transit programs:
The university offers subsidized transit passes based on individuals salary. Additionally, the university offers free shuttle service around campus to all university affiliates. University of Miami provides discounted metro rail passes for commuter students and the Hurry Cane Shuttle picks up from the metro stop and drives around campus. Further, the university implemented the Mobility Program. The program offers free parking during Summer, Winter and Summer break to all program members that use an alternate mode of transportation (not SOV).
Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:
All commuter students enroll in the Emergency Ride Home Program at no cost. http://www.miami.edu/ref/index.php/parking_and_transportation/transportation_options/commuter_services/. We also have safe ride where our police department escorts students around and near campus
Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:
A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:
The university has partnered with South Florida Commuter Serviced carpool and bicycle matching program. Although the university does not not offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers, parking color zone upgrades are offered to carpoolers.
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?:
A brief description of the car sharing program:
The university partnered with Zipcar and offers designated parking or the Zipcars in most needed locations (mainly near residential halls). The program is open for all UM affiliates.
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:
We offer 6 Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations on our main campus and 12 Level 1 charging stations at our 2 other campuses.
Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
A brief description of the telecommuting program:
Employees should discuss the request for a telecommuting agreement with their supervisor. Employees initiating requests will require the approval of the immediate supervisor, and completion of a formal request for flexible work arrangements to ensure supervisor support and employee agreement with all applicable terms and conditions.
Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
A brief description of the condensed work week option:
The university offers a flex program during the summer session (June-August). The university is working on the feasibility of extending the program year-round.
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:
UM offers staff and faculty on site residence at competitive rate, internal services like childcare on each campus. The Real Estate Dpt negotiates special leasing prices for properties close to campus, benefiting both staff,faculty and students.
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)?:
A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:
The university offers discounted parking permits for hybrid vehicles and offers designated parking for electric vehicles and charging stations Level 2. UM Bicycle Reuse partners with local NGOs to reuse abandoned bicycles on campus.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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