Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.64
Liaison William Cocke
Submission Date May 14, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of North Texas
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.13 / 2.00 Todd Spinks
Director
UNT Sustainability
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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:

Bike racks, showers and locker rooms are provided for bicycle commuters in the Life Sciences Complex.


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:

UNT offers showers and bicycle


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:

UNT has bicycle racks to service 2,500 bicycles on campus. They are located in front of student services, residence halls, and academic buildings.
There are areas on campus where bike riders share pathways with pedestrians and it is necessary to exercise caution in these areas.
UNT offers free bicycle registration. Transportation services recommends using a U-lock to secure your bicycle and to replace all quick release levers with a washer and nut.
The UNT Police Department is now using TRACE for property identification, to keep your bicycles safe.
The University Union has installed two bicycle repair stations for minor and quick repairs. Equipped with various tools and an air pump, students can change air tubes, align their wheels, and make quick fixes on the go. Watch the video below to see the stations in action.


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):

The UNT Shuttle, which serves the campus and off campus student oriented housing, helps to:

Improve the overall pedestrian circulation network and coordinate the network with campus bicycle routes and the transit system
Provide safe bicycle routes within the campus and coordinate those routes with the City of Denton's bicycle routes and master plan
Provide user-friendly alternative transportation options to the university community that lead to a reduction in the need for single-occupancy vehicle trips.
Work to reduce the overall demand for parking through alternative transportation options and transportation demand management strategies for all user groups.


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:

UNT Transportation Services provides access to a web-based ridesharing service customized to the UNT community, called Rideshare, in which one must register to be able to find people to carpool with.


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:

Placement of the stations was determined by UNT Facilities and was based on a balance between cost-effectiveness and potential utility. Associated efforts will be integrated to collect and analyze data to characterize vehicle use in diverse topographic and climatic conditions, evaluates the effectiveness of charge infrastructure, and conducts trials of various revenue systems for commercial and public charge infrastructures.

The purpose of this project is to promote research and affect behavior change. Researchers will take the information from the current EV market and the infrastructure supporting the electric vehicles to identify models to improve the viability of electric vehicle purchase and use. The installation of EV charging stations at UNT helps fulfill the mission of the WMGF, “reducing the amount waste created on campus and encouraging sustainable behaviors” by encouraging the use of electric vehicles, and further positions UNT as a leader in sustainability.

Two charging stations are located in the RTVF building parking lot, two stations will be located in the Wooten Hall parking lot, and two stations will be located outside the Environmental Science Building.


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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