Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.27
Liaison Prabhakar Shrestha
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jordan Messerer
Assistant Director for Outdoor Adventures
UNL Outdoor Adventures
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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:

The Outdoor Adventures facility has secure bicycle storage, shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters.

Othmer Hall, Facilities Management Shops, and the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, and Mabel Lee Hall all have showers accessible to 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)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

There are short term bike racks either in front of or on the sides of all campus 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:

Complete streets have recently become a City of Lincoln policy. The vision outlined in the Physical and Landscape Master Plan is to create complete stress on Vine Street, R Street, and new X Street, and 16th Street. The plan also relocates a large parking section from the walkable core of campus to sites that are easily accessible by vehicle at campus gateways, minimizing the overlap of pedestrian and vehicular traffic. The campus’ complete streets work together with the mall system, which provides internal circulation for pedestrians and bikes. North-south campus malls will have dedicated lanes for bikes that connect to the complete streets network.


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:

Bike rentals are available from UNL Outdoor Adventures Bike Shop on a daily, weekend, weekly and semester long basis. Renters can choose from single speed bikes, mountain bikes, and touring road bikes. All rentals include a helmet and bike lock.

The fall of 2017 marks the launch of the City of Lincoln's bike share program. This program includes two stations on city campus and two on east campus for students to rent bicycles.

Rate information can be found at bike.unl.edu


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 programs:

All students receive a free bus pass when they pay their student fees.

Faculty and Staff are given the option of purchasing a pass for $10 a month.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:

UNL's student-funded service, 475-RIDE offers free taxi rides for UNL students in the case of emergency. Students can access the free rides on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm until 4am.


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:

UNL offers special permit rates for carpool groups that consist of a minimum of two (2) members. Additional information can be found at http://parking.unl.edu/carpool-program.


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:

Four Zipcars parked on campus are available for use by students, and the university community. More information can be found at zipcar.com/UNL


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the telecommuting program:

UNL policy allows for telecommuting for employees where appropriate and approved by manager.


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:

Bike UNL provides a free Bike Valet services to encourage carbon free travelto home football games. The free service is available two hours prior to the game and one hour after the final whistle. More information about the program can be found at bike.unl.edu/bikevalet


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