Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.07
Liaison Erin Akins
Submission Date March 5, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Saskatchewan
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.40 / 2.00 Erin Akins
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of 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:

We offer three types of secure bike storage.

Bike lockers: there are 19 bike lockers located at various locations throughout campus.

Health Sciences bike cage: A secure bike cage with card access is located in the Health Sciences Parkade that will accommodate about 75 bikes with room for expansion. Access to the showers is included.

Agriculture Parkade secure bike rack: The Agriculture Parkade has 10 bike racks which include video surveillance and a secure locking system.

Both graduate and undergraduate residences halls have bicycle storage in their basements. There are also public shower facilities suitable for bicycle commuters at the Physical Activity Complex (PAC), the Education Building and the Law Building.


Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking for all occupied buildings and makes long-term bicycle storage available for students who live on-site (if applicable)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

There are bike racks outside all campus buildings and residence halls that are free of charge for short-term bike parking. Four newly constructed residence buildings and one older residence building have bicycle storage in the basement for student residents. Other long-term bike parking options include secure bike parking in the Agriculture Parkade, Health Science Parkade and bike lockers located at various locations throughout campus.


Does the institution have a bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy (or adhere to a local community plan/policy) that sets standards and practices for campus streets to enable safe access for all users?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:

The University Traffic Bylaw Section 4 relates to bicycle accommodation on university property. The University permits cycling on all pathways, with guidelines as noted in the bylaw. Pathways are well connected within the campus and to a certain extent to city bike paths leading to campus. Although some streets adjacent to campus are challenging for cyclists, on campus cycling is safe and efficient.


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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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 programs:

Eco-Pass is a subsidized transit pass for employees (costs 40% less than a normal adult bus pass) which employees can apply to receive.

UPass is the student bus pass program at a cost of about 25% of the regular fare. Some students are exempted from this program, such as students that live in on-campus residences, have a disability parking pass, live outside city limits during the term, or are enrolled in distance education classes.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip 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:

UCommute is a ride matching program to help students and employees carpool by connecting drivers and riders.


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:

Yes. There is one level 2 charging station available to students, staff, faculty and the public.


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 that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week option:

Condensed work week options are dependent on the union involved. Employees in the University Employee's Union (CUPE Local 1975) can opt for an earned day off or alternate work schedules to allow a shortened work week every third week. Members of ASPA (Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Association) are eligible for flex time which allows some flexibility around work week length.


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 employ other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting (e.g. preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles, cash-out of parking programs)?:
No

A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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