Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.24
Liaison Rob Andrejewski
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Richmond
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Rob Andrejewski
Director of Sustainability
Office for Sustainability
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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 Green Bike Program was launched in 2009 with 35 bikes available for students, faculty and staff to use freely around campus. The program seeks to decrease on-campus traffic and reduce our carbon footprint. The program has grown to 50 bikes since its creation.


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

A brief description of the car sharing program:

The University of Richmond has partnered with Zipcar, to offer our campus community a cost-effective alternative to car ownership. UR students 18 and older—along with faculty, staff and local residents 21 and older—may reserve a car by the hour or day. Zipcar offers self-service access to cars 24/7, low hourly and daily rates (which include gas and insurance).


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

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

Parking Services provides reserved hybrid parking spaces to faculty, staff and commuter students who drive a hybrid vehicle to campus. The vehicle must display a current University of Richmond parking permit and a hybrid designation by the manufacturer on the exterior surface of the vehicle.


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 12 EV charging ports at 8 charging stations. This more than doubles the availability to charge an EV since our last STARS submission.


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:

N/A


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:

Electric vehicle charging is offered at no cost to the University community. Free bus passes are offered to staff, faculty, and students for commuting to and from campus.

Bicycle commuters are encouraged to register their bikes on campus. Recreation and Wellness offers minor repair services including tire inflation. The GRTC buses and University shuttles have bike racks installed to assist passengers with multi-modal commuting. The Virginia Bicycling Federation provides information for cyclists in Virginia, including the Richmond region. The RideFinders Bike and Pedestrian Commuter Services also provides safety clinics as requested.

There are 6 mountain bikes available for rent for a weekend through the Outdoor Equipment Rental program. The bikes come fully equipped with helmets and locks and are managed by Outdoor Adventure & Recreation (OAR) in the Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness.

Bike Self-Repair Racks: There are two self-repair stations that include all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance. The fix-it stations are located in front of the Weinstein Center and at the Gateway apartments.


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