Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.46
Liaison Winnie Mulamba
Submission Date March 13, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of South Florida St. Petersburg
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Brian Pullen
Sustainability Planner
Facilities Services
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

There are bicycle racks located in many different places on campus. There is a bicycle rack right next to the building that has lockers and showers open to all commuters.

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)?:

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

Policy D.1.5. Bicycle racks shall be included in all programs for
parking structures, occupied facilities, and recreational facilities. Furthermore, students living on campus have indoor and secured long-term bicycle storage facilities (caged bike corrals) on the base floor of both our residential halls- Residence Hall One and the University Student Center. In order to store their bikes in the corrals, they must be registered with Student Housing and Campus Police.

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?:

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

There are pedestrian paths and bicycle lanes all through out campus connecting every building. Surrounding the campus there is also dedicated bicycle pedestrian paths and lanes. There is a bus stop in the front of campus that is connected to a pedestrian path and bicycle lane.
From USFSP Master Plan
Policy D.2.2. USFSP shall continue to prepare and implement a
campus wide pedestrian and bicycle circulation system in
accordance with guidelines outlined in this plan element under
Landscape Standards: Pedestrian Corridors and Bicycle Ways.

Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

Bike-A-Bull is an on-campus bike-share program run by Campus Recreation. It officially opened for operation January 14, 2015. Students only need their university ID to rent a bike for 24 hours. After receiving a list of traffic laws and signing an agreement waiver, students are assigned a Sea Wind beach cruiser and given two lights, a helmet and a lock (with the option of a basket).

Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:

A brief description of the mass transit programs:

Under PSTA’s Universal Pass (U-Pass) program USFSP’s students, faculty and staff can ride any of the 200 Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) busses and trolleys for free. USFSP riders simply show their University ID card when boarding a bus or trolley. USFSP pays PSTA a flat rate to provide the unlimited access to busses and trolleys. (Busses stop regularly at USFSP, on 6th Avenue near the Butterfly Garden)

Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:

Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:

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?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Enterprise Car Share is USF St. Petersburg’s first car-sharing program. The program offers an affordable transportation alternative to students, faculty and the general public. The program was initiated by the Center for Urban Transportation Research at USF Tampa in partnership with WeCar by Enterprise, the Florida Department of Transportation District Seven and USF St. Petersburg. The membership-based, automated car rental option offers an environmentally sustainable, efficient and cost-effective alternative around the clock. Two vehicles, a Nissan Cube and a Fiat 500, are available for registered members at covered spots at the USFSP parking garage on 5th Ave. South. Under the program, USFSP students who are registered members 18 or older can reserve a car online. They access the vehicle using a membership card and then return it to the same location. Fuel, basic physical damage and state-required liability protection are included in the standard rate plan, which begins at $8.50 an hour. Non-students must be at least 21`

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:

There are four electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on campus. All charging units are free and open to the public. In the parking garage, a fast charger and a level 2 charger have been installed with the assistance of Duke Energy through the SunSense program.

Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:

A brief description of the telecommuting program:

In order to participate in the program employees must fill out a Telecommuting Agreement.
Duration: The agreement will be valid as specified in agreement until terminated by the employee or management.
Place of Work: The employee agrees to work at the regular work site and/or the designated telecommuting site and not at an unapproved site. The supervisor may require the employee's presence at and participation in meetings, training sessions, and/or other work-related activities.
Work Assignments: Unless other arrangements are made between the employee and the supervisor, the employee will periodically meet with the supervisor at the regular work site to receive assignments and to review completed work. The employee will complete all assigned work according to procedures and timelines mutually agreed upon with the supervisor.
Performance Evaluation: The evaluation of the employee's job performance will be based on established performance standards and expectations. Performance must remain at an overall satisfactory level for the telecommuting arrangement to continue.

Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:

A brief description of the condensed work week option:

A few options for an alternate work weeks are:
1. 4 day work-week – Employees work 4 days at 10 hours a day (40 hours) allowing for a
3-day weekend or a day off in the middle of the week.
2. 4.5 day work-week – Employees work 4 days at 9 hours and one short day (4 hours).
3. Other – As agreed upon between the employee and management.

Deans/Directors/Unit Heads will recommend how to best manage its operations to ensure coverage during the regular business hours of the institution and discuss with the appropriate Vice Chancellor, who has the final approval authority on approval of the Alternate Work Week for employees.

Employees are required to document their hours of work on the attached Request for an Alternate Work Week form which must be approved by the Dean/Director and then submitted to Human Resources. Please note that alternate work schedules may be rescinded at any time or during a specific time-frame if there is a need for coverage for events or vacations. Administration employees may be approved for an alternative work schedule; however, Administrative employees are expected to work whatever time is necessary to accomplish work goals. The employee’s alternate work schedule may have to be adjusted as necessary to meet work requirements.

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 employ other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting (e.g. preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles, cash-out of parking programs)?:

A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:

Priority Parking:
Parking spaces dedicated for low-emission vehicles are available at central parking lots on campus.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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