Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.90
Liaison Steve Mital
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Oregon
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 1.00 Josh Kashinsky
Active Transportation Coordinator
Transportation Services
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Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

In collaboration with the City of Eugene, UO brought a JUMP operated bike share system to Eugene in 2018. There are 40 hubs and 300 bicycles in the main system area. There are eight stations located on campus property and users can also lock up at any UO bike rack for a small additional fee ($1). Students and employees get 15 minutes free ride time per day, and have the option to sign up for a monthly membership at 33% of the normal rate. A recent report on the system showed that 42% of member signups were from UO.

Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:

UO has contracted with ZipCar to place three shared vehicles on campus, located near the student union and the residence halls. Users who sign up for an account through the UO portal also get access to another five vehicles located in the near campus area. Employees and students receive discounts to signup fees.

Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

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:

There are 4 Chargepoint CT4021 dual port Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations located around campus, which provide charging for 8 vehicles. There are an additional 2 single port Level 2 charging stations, for a total of 10 electric vehicle charging spaces on campus. A new parking structure currently under construction will open summer 2020 with an additional 14 Level 2 electric vehicle charging spaces, with conduit installed to support up to 30 spaces total over time.

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:

Although we do not have a formal program for this, we do provide every employee a bus pass. The accessibility of transit does factor into employee housing choice.

Does the institution have other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:

A brief description of other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting:

Sustainable transportation initiatives include the following:

1) Campus planning goals prioritize sustainable modes (walking and biking) over single occupancy vehicles. The Campus Plan also states that no new parking should be added in the center of campus.

2) The UO Bicycle Plan, which lays out a set of policies and practices that encourage bike use on campus. The University of Oregon is a Bicycle Friendly University with a gold rating from the League of American Bicyclists. This rating is the result of a campus bicycle support network of wayfinding signs, fix-it stations, and the UO Bike Program's efforts to support biking.

3) UO purchases a group pass to the local transit system (Lane Transit District) so that all employees and students can ride the bus for free.

4) The UO has policies that support telecommuting and flex schedules, depending on the job position and duties.

5) The UO uses RideAmigos to coordinate ride matching for faculty, staff and students. Provided by ODOT, this program automatically matches people by geography and schedule into potential carpools.

6) Carpool parking permits are less expensive per person than single occupancy vehicle permits. The more riders there are in one carpool unit, the cheaper the cost per person. Additionally, Reserved Parking is available for verified carpools in specific lots around campus.

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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