Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.78
Liaison Luc Surprenant
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2019

STARS v2.2

Université de Montréal
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.60 / 1.00 Stéphane Béranger
Coordonnateur au développement durable, Finances et infrastructures
Unité Développement Durable
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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:

The Université de Montréal's community has access to a complete range of bicycle-sharing programs:

- price discount for students and staff for the BIXI (municipal bicycle-sharing system): there are 3 BIXI stations on the main campus;
- the UniverCyclo student program allows the long-term renting of a bicycle at a low price.

UniverCyclo is a long-term bike-sharing service for foreign students. The initiative was launched by student Myriam Côté of the UdeMonde group in 2015. The project was taken over in 2017 by the Sustainable Development Unit of the Université de Montréal.

The bicycle rental service, by offering to rent a personal bicycle, is an alternative to buying a bicycle for a short period of time and to using self-service bicycles that have time and travel constraints.

This initiative consists of reusing bicycles that have been abandoned on campus and recovered by the Université de Montréal's Safety Office. These bicycles are sent to our repair partner, and rented to students from abroad who wish to purchase a bike for a few months.

This project seeks to promote active transportation, sustainable development, socio-economic mutual aid and skills development through student involvement.

This initiative fully meets the objectives of sustainable development in the following ways:

a) Recovery of material to give new life to old objects;

(b) Encouraging a social economy through minimum-cost leasing;

(c) Encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle that reduces its ecological footprint.

Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:

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

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

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:

Since the beginning of 2019, the Université de Montréal has made 19 recharge stations for electric and plug-in hybrid cars available to community members and visitors. The recharging stations are located on the Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe and Laval campuses. The offer will be improved with the opening of the new MIL campus that will add 10 additional recharging stations.

The recharging stations are located in the following parking lots:

Louis-Colin parking: 10, including 5 on the first floor and 5 on the fifth floor;
pavilion 3744, rue Jean-Brillant: 3
Laval campus: 3
Saint-Hyacinthe campus: 3

All recharging stations are 7.2 kW Level 2 equipment.

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:

A 10% discount is offered to holders of annual parking permits who commute with hybrid or electrical vehicles.

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
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