Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.29
Liaison Thomas Frazer
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of South Florida
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 1.00 Suchi Daniels
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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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:

Coast Powered by HOPR is the new bike sharing programs, officially replacing the Share-a-Bull bike-share program. (Tampa)

Coast Bike Share (St. Petersburg)

USF Sarasota-Manatee campus MBA students partner with Manatee County to promote mass transit, cycling (Sarasota-Manatee) https://www.sarasotamanatee.usf.edu/news/2020/usf-sarasota-manatee-campus-mba-students-partner-with-manatee-county-to-promote-mass-transit-cycling.aspx

The USF Campus Recreation Center (as well as many other buildings around campus) have covered bicycle racks where bike commuters may park their bicycles for the day. Campus Recreation also houses showers and lockers which are accessible by all members of the university. Storage, shower facilities and lockers are co-located in a single facility. LEED Buildings at the Tampa and St. Petersburg campuses include shower facilities to assist bicycle commuters.


Coast bikes, powered by HOPR, are designed for trips in and around campus. Keep the car parked, use Coast as a last mile connector when using transit, or hop on for all of your trips! Download the free HOPR Transit app, scan the handlebar’s QR code, and go!

Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:

USF Carpool Program-To reduce traffic congestion, demand for parking, and improve air quality on campus, USF offers eligible students, faculty, and staff the option to establish a group to carpool to campus. Participants will receive a reserved parking space among other benefits.
Zipcar - Zipcar is a self-service hourly car share program. Designed for local, short-term usage for personal and business reasons, Zipcar rentals include insurance and gas, starting at a discounted rate of only $9.00 an hour. Cars are available for when you need to run errands, have lunch with friends or anything else you may need to do. You don't need to drive to work, when you have a car conveniently available for you here on campus!

There are two vehicles on the Tampa campus. One (1) located in Lot 20 (Near the USF Credit Union Building) and one (1) in Lot 5A (Lot closest to the Marshall Center).
Uber-Student Government has teamed up with Uber to create a discounted ride program for USF students. Ride discounts can change throughout the year. Students can see the current ride promotions or sign up for the ride discounts by visiting the Student Government website.

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:

In support of USF sustainability initiatives, USF provides EV charging stations as an amenity. There are several stations located throughout the campus for use by faculty, staff, students, and visitors with USF parking permits.

All machines are Level 2 Chargers.
While there is no fee to use the charging stations, they do require activation:
Chhttps://www.usf.edu/administrative-services/parking/parking/ev-charging-stations.aspxargePoint - uses ChargePoint card, to obtain account.

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:

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:

preferential parking is provided for carpoolers.

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

Bike and Skateboard Repair
Bikes need love, too. Our student bike pros are located (outside) at the back of the Campus Recreation Center (REC). They can help with everything from flat tires to major repairs.

Follow these steps to get those wheels spinning after a pandemic hiberation:

Bring your bike to the back of the REC (near the Pit)
Scan a QR code and give us your details
Wait right there for quick fixes (e.g. air in tires)
Leave your bike with us for more complex repairs

Pick up your rejuvenated wheels


list of files uploaded:
OP 18 Bike Racks Sarasota-Manatee
OP18 map-bikerack-locations-11x17
Transportation Options

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