|Submission Date||July 17, 2019|
University of Mississippi
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation
|1.20 / 2.00||
Office of Sustainability
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:
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:
The university provides short-term bicycle parking around campus in the form of bike racks, so that students can store their bikes while they are in class or otherwise disengaged for short periods of time. Long-term storage for students who live in residence halls is also provided. Per housing policy, students can store their bikes in their dorms over breaks or otherwise long periods of time where they are not riding.
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:
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 partners with Gotcha Bikes to provide a bike share program, which allows students to rent bikes for short periods of time on campus. Students are able to participate in the bike sharing program by becoming Gotcha members and downloading the app. Students simply check out a bike through the app, retrieve it from a participating bike rack around campus, and then return it to the nearest rack when they are finished.
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 sponsors the Oxford-University Transit (OUT) bus program, which provides shuttle buses to different spots on campus from various prominent areas in Oxford. The OUT system has eleven routes and is free for students, staff, and faculty, with a fare of $2.00 or less for all other passengers.
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:
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 partners with Zimride, a ride sharing program which allows students to carpool to school, places in Oxford, or neighboring towns. The university has a private Zimride network that requires users to have a valid university email address, and which allows students or faculty to post where they are going and offer a ride to other students looking to carpool. Through this program, campus members may also organize a vanpool, using a van provided by Enterprise. The participants split fuel costs for their daily commute. Also, the Department of Parking and Transportation provides monitored carpooling spots in preferred locations for students, faculty or staff. To park in these spots, a vehicle must have two or more passengers.
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 partners with Zipcar, a commercial car-sharing program that provides cars that students or faculty can rent on-demand by the hour or day. The university has two Zipcars on campus that can be rented out by students and faculty.
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 two Level 2 electric vehicle recharging stations that are associated with preferred parking locations on campus. These spots are open to both vehicles with student and employee parking passes, and cars must be utilizing the chargers to use the spaces.
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:
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:
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 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 website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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