Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.76
Liaison Jamie Greiner
Submission Date March 22, 2021
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STARS v2.1

University of Mount Union
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.20 / 2.00 Jamie Greiner
Sustainability and Campus Outreach Manager
Nature Center
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

We offer bike racks throughout campus.


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)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

We offer bike racks outside of buildings.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:

In order to become a more pedestrian and bicycle friendly campus we have eliminated 3 internal roadways and moved student parking to the perimeter of campus.


Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:
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Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
No

A brief description of the mass transit programs:
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Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:
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Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:
Yes

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:

The Nature Center owns a van and the University owns several vans as part of the fleet. These are to be used when large groups travel for field trips and continuous learning programs to promote vanpooling.


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?:
No

A brief description of the car sharing program:
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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:

In 2019, the City of Alliance received a grant to purchase 2 Electric Car Charge stations. American made Bosch EV800 Series units were installed on the Mount Union campus and are available for use by both the UMU and Alliance communities. One charging station is located in the HPCC parking lot and the other is located in the Union Ave. parking lot. These units have a 240V output, which charges 5 times faster than a standard 110V outlet. The compact and durable design of the EV800 Series withstands nearly any environmental conditions, while taking up minimal space.


Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
No

A brief description of the telecommuting program:
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Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
No

A brief description of the condensed work week option:
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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 employ other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting (e.g. preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles, cash-out of parking programs)?:
Yes

A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:

During Campus Sustainability Month we have done Transportation Challenges to encourage employees to carpool, walk, bike, or take public transportation to work. Those that participate are entered in a raffle for a FitBit.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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We provide numerous bike racks and some long term bike storage for students, Most of the other credits we do not meet the requirements and many are not even appropriate for the size and location of our campus

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