Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.13
Liaison Trey McDonald
Submission Date March 24, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of San Diego
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Alison Sanchirico
Sustainability Coordinator
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 "Torero Bike Library" is available to all students and employees. These campus constituents are able to get a bike, free of charge, to use for the whole semester (or less, if desired), by signing it out from the Public Saftey office on campus. Public Safety will also provide the rider with a helmet and bike lock, all free of charge. (https://www.sandiego.edu/safety/messages/coming-fall-2019-rent-a-bike-for-free.php)


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

A brief description of the car sharing program:

USD campus has Zipcars. Zipcar is a car-sharing program that allows students or staff to have the freedom of transportation when they need it. Zipcars are stationed on the USD campus and available for use at any time, making it easy for people to get around town without every person having a vehicle.


Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
No

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:
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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:

30 BLINK electric vehicle stations are installed at 5 locations across campus. These spaces are reserved for active electric vehicle charging.


Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:

The University of San Diego provides an opportunity for faculty to lease housing for a transitional period of up to two years. These rental opportunities are close to campus and are priced at below-market rental rates.


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:

To encourage the use of alternate transportation, Parking Services offers complimentary Fresh Air Permits to employees who use alternate transportation to commute to work, such as walking, biking, or taking public transit. These permits allow free parking on campus for 16 times per semester.


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