Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.89
Liaison Jonathan Rausseo
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Ottawa
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Daniel Spence
Sustainable Transportation Manager
Parking and Sustainable Transportation
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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:
The University of Ottawa's Bike Coop lends and share bicycles with the community. As well, the University has authorized the use of private electronic scooters on campus as part of a municipal pilot project.

Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the car sharing program:
The University of Ottawa offers parking spaces on campus to ComuAuto, a local car sharing program.

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

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:
Electric vehicles have preferential parking spaces on campus (located near entrances and in parking garages) at no extra charge. Electric vehicles are not charged for the electricity they 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?:
Yes

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:
The University has installed five Level2 charging stations and we are currently installing an additional twenty.

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:
The University of Ottawa does not yet have a local housing program.

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?:
Yes

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:
The University of Ottawa has several sustainable transportation initiatives in place. To encourage commuting through cycling, the University maintains "end-facilities" such as bike racks, secure-parking, showers, and bicycle repair stations. There is also a bike-coop.

To encourage fewer single occupancy vehicles, the University has a Upass program for students, and hosts a carpooling program that offers additional preferential parking and access to an emergency ride program.

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