|Submission Date||Sept. 18, 2016|
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation
University Sustainability Officer
Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:
Secure bicycle lockers are available in several parking decks to encourage bicycling on campus.
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)?:
A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:
The university has approximately 1200 bicycle parking spaces with wave-style and inverted-U style (the current design standard).
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?:
A brief description of the bicycle/pedestrian policy and/or network:
Recent improvements have raised the percentage of campus roads with bike lanes up to 60%. Paved shared use greenway trails cross campus. Bicycles are not restricted from campus walkways and sidewalks. Pedestrian walkways are continuous across campus.
Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:
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?:
A brief description of the certification, including date certified and level:
Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
A brief description of the mass transit program(s), including availability, participation levels, and specifics about discounts or subsidies offered (including pre-tax options):
Students and staff can ride Charlotte Area Transit buses for free, including 3 campus shuttle routes and city bus routes.
Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip (GRT) program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
A brief description of the GRT program:
Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:
A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:
The university promotes use of an online rideshare program, NC Share The Ride. Carpool permits have reduced fees.
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?:
A brief description of the car sharing program:
The university provides on-campus access to Zipcar vehicles and promotes their use.
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:
Twenty-four level-2 charging stations are available on the main campus and two level-2 charging stations are available at the off-campus Center City Building.
Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
A brief description of the telecommuting program:
University Policy 101.22 covers Flexible Work and Telework Arrangements for employees. The policy states that "UNC Charlotte recognizes that some of its employees may seek ways to achieve better work/life balance, reduce commuting costs or address other issues that affect their ability to work onsite at University facilities or to work traditional work schedules. "
Does the institution offer a condensed work week option for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
A brief description of the condensed work week program:
A condensed work week can be accommodated by University Policy 101.22 for Flexible Work and Telework Arrangements.
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 incentives or programs to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
A brief description of other sustainable transportation initiatives and programs:
The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable transportation program(s) is available:
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