Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Tara Pike
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Nevada Las Vegas
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Tad McDowell
Director, Parking Services
Parking & Transportation
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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:

As part of the sustainable design criteria, UNLV LEED Gold rated facility Greenspun Hall earned several points in the sustainable site category for bicycle storage, shower facilities, and changing rooms to encourage the use of alternative transportation.


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:

Throughout the UNLV campus there are bicycle racks by each building.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle/pedestrian policy and/or network:

Bicyclist must abide by regular traffic rules and are able to ride along side motor vehicles.


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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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?:
No

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

As of August 1, 2013, the Rural Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada will be offering a special bus pass specifically designed for students at a reduced rate (50%). Although this isn’t offered by the University specifically, it is being done with the partnership and cooperation of the University. UNLV will be selling the passes at the Student Union, Campus Bookstore, and Parking and Transportation Services. Other bus pass discounts and programs are also under discussion.


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:
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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:

UNLV is a member of RTC’s Club Ride program and has a designated coordinator for the campus. We are currently carrying a Silver rating. As described on the RTC website, “Club Ride is a free program of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) designed to improve air quality and encourage the use of commute alternatives such as carpool, vanpool, walking, bicycling, and transit. Club Ride works with employers and commuters in the Las Vegas Valley to establish custom commute programs and offers incentives to encourage commuters to try new modes for getting to work. Through Club Ride Rewards, EZ Rider transit passes, Guaranteed Ride Home and other programs, Club Ride offers employers and commuters time- and money-saving solutions.”

http://www.rtcsnv.com/transit/fare-information/unlv-transit-pass/


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:

This service is being implemented for the fall of 2014. It is through a company called Zipcar. It will allow all Faculty/Staff and Students at UNLV to check out a car when needed, allowing more resident students to not bring vehicles to campus and to provide emergency transportation to those wishing to bring mass transit to the campus.

http://www.zipcar.com/


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:

Three dual charging stations were installed in 2013 for use on the UNLV campus and is open to anyone wishing to use them. There will not be a fee for the use of these stations for the first five years after installation.

The Parking and Transportation Services' website is being updated to reflect these stations and all other sustainable initiatives.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of other sustainable transportation initiatives and programs:

Through the partnership the the RTC, students, faculty, staff are able to receive prizes by the collected points earned by riding bicycles, buses, carpooling, and walking.


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable transportation program(s) is available:
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