Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 37.45
Liaison Kristina Hughes
Submission Date May 10, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Nebraska at Omaha
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Patrick Wheeler
Environmental Advocate/Sustainability Champion
EHS
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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:

Arrangements have been made with the UNO Wellness Center for bike commuters to use the lockers and showers for a reduced cost compared to a full membership.
Secure bike storage is available in parking garages.


Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking (e.g. racks) within 50 ft (15 m) of all occupied, non-residential buildings and make long-term bicycle storage available within 330 ft (100 m) of all residence halls (if applicable)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

Bicycling parking is available throughout campus, near most occupied, non-residential buildings and near all residence halls.
Bicycle parking is also listed on UNO's Parking Map available here:
http://www.unomaha.edu/maps/docs/uno-parking-map-2013-8.pdf


Does the institution have a “complete streets” or bicycle accommodation policy (or adhere to a local community policy) and/or have a continuous network of dedicated bicycle and pedestrian paths and lanes?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle/pedestrian policy and/or network:
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Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

Bcycle - Omaha's non-profit bike-sharing program. 2 stations. ~10-15 bikes.
The Bike Library - students can check out a bike, helmet, bike lock for 1-2 days. 4 bikes.
The original Yellow Bike Program - free yellow bikes around campus for use. ~10 bikes.
http://www.unomaha.edu/bikeshare/


Is the institution certified as a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists (U.S.) or under a similar third party certification covering non-motorized transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the certification, including date certified and level:

On March 28, 2012 UNO received Honorable Mention for Bicycle Friendly Universities from the League of American Bicyclists.
http://www.unomaha.edu/bicycling/


Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the mass transit program(s), including availability, participation levels, and specifics about discounts or subsidies offered (including pre-tax options):

MAVRide provides 800 free bus passes to students on a first-come, first-serve basis. A MAVRide pass allows access to all Metro transit buses during hours of operation.
UNO provides free shuttle service within and between campuses and from remote parking locations to campus.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip (GRT) program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the GRT program:

Yes, through the Metro RideShare program. See below.
http://www.mapacog.greenride.com


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:

UNO participates in Metro RideShare, the regional ridesharing program that connects carpooling persons and provides a guaranteed ride home program for participants.
http://www.mapacog.greenride.com


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the car sharing program:

UNO has two Zipcars on campus.
http://www.zipcar.com/unomaha


Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
No

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:
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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 for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
No

A brief description of the condensed work week program:
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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 have other incentives or programs to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
No

A brief description of other sustainable transportation initiatives and programs:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable transportation program(s) is available:

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