|Submission Date||March 3, 2023|
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation
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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:
The University of Tennessee Outdoor Program (UTOP) has a bicycle rental program that allows students and faculty to rent a bike for a semester or year. Semester-long rentals are $50 and include a helmet and a u-lock, as well as free maintenance at the Bike Shop. Short term mountain bike or road bike rentals are also available for $12/day or $20/weekend.
Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
A brief description of the car sharing program:
Smart Trips works to help you find alternatives to driving alone, such as carpooling, taking public transit, biking, walking, and telecommuting to work. In the event of a schedule change, Faculty and Staff are eligible for an emergency ride home. And to incentivize using alternative transportation, Smart Trips participants are eligible for prizes such as gift cards, T-shirts, mugs, and other novelties.
Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:
UT has parking spaces reserved for electric vehicles, which require a permit. This special permit will be provided at no additional charge to any student, faculty, or staff with a valid UT parking permit (students, staff, and faculty may charge at charging spaces regardless of their assigned parking area).
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:
24 EV stations are available for students, faculty, and staff available for campus and the general public. This includes one “Smart” Charger. Access to the charger is administered through the ChargePoint App, available on Google Play or the Apple App Store.
The campus also has 2 additional chargers dedicated to UT Fleet vehicles.
All chargers are Level 2.
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:
Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Some data was acquired through visual inspection across campus.
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